Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Planchonella chartacea (F.Muell. ex Benth.) H.J.Lam
Lam, H.J. (1925) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg Series 3 7: 217.
Plum, Thin Leaved; Thin Leaved Plum; Thin Leaved Coondoo; Planchonella; Dugulla
Bark exudate meagre. Narrow yellowish vertical stripes visible in the blaze.
Sepals ovate, 3.5-4.5 x 2.5-3.2 mm, sericeous near the apex on the inner and outer surfaces. Corolla 3.4-4.5 mm long. Stamens inserted about the middle of the corolla, filaments about 1 mm long, anthers about 1 mm long. Staminodes lanceolate-liguliform, 1-1.5 mm long. Ovary 3.5-4.5 mm long, disk adnate to the ovary, densely ferruginously hirsute. Style 1-1.2 mm long.
Cotyledons +/- elliptic, about 17-22 mm long. First pair of leaves obovate, about 15-35 x 5-8 mm. Midrib raised on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade linear or linear-obovate, apex acute, base attenuate, glabrous; petioles of young leaves and terminal bud clothed in reddish brown hairs. Seed germination time 18 to 203 days.
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.86 Cause et al. (1989).