Sometimes botanists make note of the strangest kinds of characters and for this plant a very strange character was related to me. It is said that if you microwave this plant it will cackle. A curious character indeed. The minds of botanists are like deep oceans. We should perhaps bring a microwave out in the field for verification!
This Queensland endemic tree is known as the Buff Alder and in the field can most reliably be identified by the yellowish grooved leaf stalks in conjunction with the wavy leaf margins and alternate leaf arrangement. More on this species when I see some flowers and fruits.