Endiandra sieberi - Hard Corkwood
Family: Lauraceae

The 'Hard' refers to the timber and 'Corkwood' to the soft, fissured and fire-resistant bark.
Widespread in or around many of the warmer and littoral rainforests.
Dense flowerings occur every few years and result in a heavy crop of round, shiny black fruits.
These contain a large, beautifully veined seed surrounded by a greasy flesh liked by fruit pigeons.
The leaves are tough and glossy with the leaf edge and midrib clearly outlined in yellow.
The tree varies in size from 8-30m.

Adapted to poorer, sandy soils but slow growing.
Young plants have attractive red leaf tips.
The seed should be removed from the flesh before sowing with germination taking over 12 months and often erratic.