Stenocarpus salignus

Scrub Beefwood grows to 20 m tall and may be recognised by the several distinct longitudinal veins in the leaves, which are alternate, dark green with smooth edges, and narrowing at both ends. The leaves, up to 12 cm long, vary considerably in both size and shape.

Clusters of white, fragrant flowers, appearing in summer, resemble those of some grevilleas in the same family. The dry, narrow fruit ripens from autumn to winter and opens along one edge to release thin, flat seeds. In days gone by, many of the large trees around Robertson were cut for their useful timber; today young trees are quite common.

Clyde Mountain, NSW to northern QLD