Sphenostemon lobosporus (F.Muell.) L.S.Sm.
Smith, L.S. (1957) Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 68: 43.
Beech, Feather; Feather Beech; Oak, Sarsaparilla; Sarsaparilla Oak
Oak grain in the wood and a similar pattern in the inner blaze. Faint liniment or sarsaparilla odour in the blaze. Lenticels long and fairly broad, tending to form vertical lines.
Fine oak grain in the twigs. Leaves often clustered in whorls on the twigs. Leaf blades about 8-16 x 2.5-4 cm.
Cotyledons linear, about 10 x 2 mm. First pair of leaves +/- orbicular, margin irregularly dentate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves elliptic, apex acute, acuminate or mucronate, base cuneate, leaf blade upper surface glabrous, lower surface hairy, marginal teeth peg-like. Seed germination time 231 to 794 days.
Seeds eaten by native rats. Cooper & Cooper (1994).