Planchonella myrsinodendron (F.Muell.) Swenson, Bartish & Munzinger
Swenson, U., Bartish, I.V. & Munzinger, J. (2007) Cladistics 23: 222.
Boxwood, Northern Yellow; Yellow Boxwood; Northern Yellow Boxwood; Yellow Teak; Ash, Black; Black Ash; Boxwood, Yellow
White, granular stripes in the outer blaze under the lenticels. Yellowish, hard, brittle stripes often visible in the inner blaze.
Calyx green, covered in golden hairs, sepals broadly ovate to orbicular, about 2-2.5 x 2-3 mm, ferruginously puberulous outside, glabrous on the inner surface. Corolla about 2-3 mm long. Stamens inserted on the basal half of the corolla, filaments about 1-1.5 mm long, anthers about 1 mm long. Staminodes lanceolate, about 0.5-1 mm long. Ovary about 0.5 mm long, ferruginously hirsute. Style about 0.5-1 mm long.
Cotyledons broadly obovate, about 25-30 mm long, midrib slightly raised on the upper surface. First pair of leaves elliptic to narrowly obovate, about 4-7.5 x 1-2 cm. Apex acute, base attenuate, underside pale. Midrib raised on the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves narrowly obovate, apex acuminate, base attenuate, upper surface glabrous or with a few hairs near the base on the midrib, lower surface brownish from numerous, prostrate hairs; midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade, about 10-12 lateral veins on each side of the midrib, forming loops inside the blade margin; petiole, stem and terminal bud clothed in rusty brown, prostrate hairs. Seed germination time 15 to 73 days.
Fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.75. Cause et al. (1989).