Telopea 4: 55 (1990) APNI
Tree to 20 m tall; bark rough on lower trunk, dark grey, smooth bark above, grey-brown to yellow-brown. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for a few pairs then alternate, ovate, often emarginate, to 7 cm long, 5 cm wide, dull, green; adult leaves on petioles to 3 cm long, elliptic to broadly lanceolate or ovate, 8–15 cm long, 2.5–6 cm wide, concolorous, slightly glossy, green or blue-green; reticulation very dense, with numerous, minute, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.5 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, buds diamond-shaped, to 0.7 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., scar present; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, obconical, to 0.6 cm long, 0.6cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 3 or 4, exserted; seed dark brown, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Feb.–Apr.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, WPro. In Victoria, in mountainous country east and north from Melbourne, e.g. Bonang west to Healesville and north to Omeo, Tawonga, Yackandandah and the eastern foothills of the Warby Range. Occurs on damp slopes, swampy sites and creeksides.
Easily recognized by the large, broad, pendulous leaves.
Trees growing on flats of the Yarra River near Yarra Junction are unusally short, and have small, glossy green adult leaves.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|