Planchonella pohlmaniana (F.Muell.) Pierre ex Dubard var. pohlmaniana
Royen, P. van (1955) Blumea 8: 394.
Yellow Boxwood; Boxwood, Yellow; Black Apple; Engraver's Wood; Yellow Boxwood; Apple, Black; Boxwood, Yellow
Bark exudate generally rather slow.
Sepals ovate, about 3.5-4 x 3-3.3 mm, yellowish sericeous or pubescent on the outer surface, glabrous on the inner surface. Corolla about 3-4.5 mm long. Stamens inserted in the basal quarter of the corolla, filaments about 0.5 mm long, anthers about 1 mm long. Staminodes oblong or linear, about 1 mm long. Ovary about 1 mm long, brownish yellow, hirsute. Style about 2-3 mm long.
Cotyledons elliptic to obovate, about 20-30 mm long, midrib slightly raised on the upper surface. First pair of true leaves elliptic, narrowly elliptic or obovate, margins entire. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade narrowly obovate, apex acute, base attenuate, upper surface glabrous or with a few scattered hairs on the midrib near the base, about 8-12 lateral veins each side of the midrib; exudate from petiole milky, but meagre and slow to appear; petiole, stem and terminal bud clothed in prostrate, brown hairs. Seed germination time 68 to 142 days.
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.73. Cause et al. (1989).