Scientific name: Cryptocarya glaucescens
Common names: Jackwood, native laurel, brown beech, brown laurel, bolly laurel and silver sycamore
Overview: Common in all types of warmer rainforest from sea level to 1000 m alt., especially on poorer sedimentary soils. North from Bega in New South Wales to North Queensland.
This native tree species attains a height of more than 25 m within its habitat of warm temperate and subtropical rainforests. Bark on the lower trunk is reddish brown and has a firm and fissured texture. The dense foliage, which bears a resemblance to that of the introduced (noxious) Camphor Laurel Cinnamomum camphora, is mid green and medium glossy on top but grey green and often blotchy beneath.