Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Stenocarpus reticulatus C.T.White
White, C.T. (1919) Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin 21: 17. Type: Atherton Tableland, H.W. Mocatta.
Oak, Black Silky; Black Oak; Oak, Black; Black Silky Oak
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
Oak grain in the twigs. Leaf blades about 5-17 x 2-5.8 cm. Petioles about 1.8 cm long. Lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin.
Inflorescence shorter than the leaves, each umbel with about 11-13 flowers. Peduncles about 20-30 mm long. Pedicels about 7-10 mm long. Tepals about 15-22 mm long, puberulent on the outer surface, mainly glabrous on the inner surface, villous near the base. Stamens sessile, anthers about 2.5-3 mm long. Hypogynous gland horseshoe-shaped, about 1 mm high. Ovary stalked, sparsely hairy, about 3-4 mm long, ovules about 24-30. Style about 5 mm long, glabrous. Pollen presenter a broad oblique disk.
Follicles +/- flat, about 7-10 x 4-6 cm. Seeds about 20-30, flat, +/- orbicular, about 4 cm diam., wing marginal, arranged in two overlapping rows, one on each side of the follicle. Embryo about 10-15 x 25-30 mm. Seeds separated from one another in the follicle by pale brown layers of seed-like placental material.
Cotyledons sessile, shaped like a fan, about 20-23 x 30-35 mm, apex rounded, base sagittate. First pair of leaves narrowly elliptic. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade narrowly elliptic, apex acute, base attenuate, midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade. Seed germination time 22 days.