Palaquium galactoxylon (F.Muell.) H.J.Lam
Lam, H.J. (1925) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg Series 3 7: 107.
Cairns Pencil Cedar; Cedar, Pencil; Daintree Maple; Pencil Cedar; Red Silkwood; Silkwood, Red; Cedar, Cairns Pencil
First pair of leaves elliptic to obovate, about 5.5-8 x 2.5-3.5 cm, apex acuminate. Midrib hairy on the underside of the leaf blade. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, upper surface glabrous; petiole, stem and terminal bud clothed in rusty hairs; stipules small, elongate-triangular, hairy. Seed germination time 28 to 40 days.
Fruit eaten by Torresian Imperial-pigeons. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Produces a useful and decorative cabinet timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.56 Cause et al. (1989).