Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Tasmannia membranea (F.Muell.) A.C.Sm.
Smith, A.C. (1969) Taxon 18: 287.
Oak grain in the wood. A small tree, usually less than 30 cm dbh.
Small oil dots visible with a lens. Leaf blades about 3.5-19 x 1.2-4 cm. Lateral veins forming a double series of loops well inside the blade margin. Leaf blade whitish on the underside of young leaves.
Cotyledons about 6-8 x 4-5 mm, very pale, almost white on the underside, oil dots small, more numerous near the margin. First pair of leaves with small oil dots. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves glaucous on the underside, intramarginal vein present in upper 1/3 of leaf blade; oil dots clearly visible with a lens. Pairs of longitudinal ribs extending down the stem from the point of attachment of each petiole. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Seed germination time 41 to 126 days.
Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from 300-1550 m. Grows as an understory tree in upland and mountain rain forest.