Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Syzygium endophloium B.Hyland
Hyland, B.P.M. (1983) Australian Journal of Botany Supplementary Series 9: 77. Type: B. Hyland 5690: State Forest Reserve 144 near Paddys Camp 17.xi.1971 (holotypus QRS).
Bark-in-wood Satinash; Satinash, Mountain; Satinash, Mahogany; Satinash, Hard Onion; Satinash, Rolypoly; Rolypoly Satinash; Onion Satinash; Mountain Satinash; Satinash, Onion; Hard Onion Satinash; Bark in the Wood; Watergum; Mahogany Satinash
Sections of the bark included in the wood.
Oils dots rather large, numerous and conspicuous, readily visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 3.8-8.5 x 1.3-3.8 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface.
Bracts deciduous, absent at anthesis. Calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 3.5-5.5 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 3-5 mm diam., calyx lobes rounded, about 0.5-1 mm long. Petals +/- orbicular, concave, about 2-4 mm diam., oil dots comparatively large, about 15-90 per petal. Outer staminal filaments about 3-5.5 mm long, anthers about 0.4 x 0.4 mm, gland terminal. Ovules about 7-20 per locule, placentas central, ovules radiating, ascending. Style about 4-6.5 mm long, approximating the stamens.
Fruits globular or depressed globular, attaining about 10-12 x 10-16 mm, calyx lobes persistent but small and inconspicuous. Seed solitary, about 7-8 x 8-11 mm., testa adhering to the succulent pericarp and slightly adherent to the rugose surface of the uniformly textured, petiolate cotyledons. Radicle central or lateral, cotyledonary stipules present.
This species has no commercial value and even though the tree is usually well formed the logs are not millable because of the sections of bark which are included in the wood. Wood specific gravity 0.80. Hyland (1983).