Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Noahdendron nicholasii P.K.Endress, B.Hyland & Tracey
Endress, P.K., Hyland, B.P.M. & Tracey, J.G. (1985) Botanische Jahrbucher 107: 372. Type: J.G.Tracey 14945 (Z). Paratypus: B.P.M.Hyland 25058 (Z). .. AUSTRALIA. Northern Queensland. Noahs Creek, near Cape Tribulation.
Usually encountered as a small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh. A thin cream layer is usually visible beneath the subrhytidome layer before the first section of the outer blaze.
Fruits sessile, rusty stellate tomentose. Seeds about 7 mm long. Testa smooth and hard.
Cotyledons broadly ovate to orbicular, apex narrow, shortly acuminate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, upper surface glabrous, 12-15 lateral veins each side of the midrib; stipules linear triangular; terminal bud clothed in pale stellate hairs. Seed germination time 20 to 21 days.
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the Noah Creek area between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 500 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed lowland rain forest.