Fibrous stripes forming a lace-like pattern in the blaze but a corresponding pattern or grain not apparent in the wood.
Brown bundles of fibres visible in the blaze.
Leaf blades about 8-22 x 5-9 cm. Fine oak grain in the twigs.
Scattered or sparsely scattered small oil dots visible with a lens.
Flowers very fragrant. Petals about 5-9 cm long, much larger than the calyx.
Anther connective acute and projecting above and covering the anthers.
Ovaries 6-13. Ovules 4-8 per ovary. Stigmas +/- fused to form a domed mass.
Cotyledons ovate to elliptic, about 20-25 x 12-15 mm, apex obtuse, base cuneate to obtuse.
At the tenth leaf stage: leaves hairy on both the upper and lower surfaces, mainly along midrib and lateral veins; oil dots very small, visible only with a lens.
Seed germination time 116 to 170 days.