Lomatia ilicifolia R.Br.

Holly Lomatia

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 200 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to c. 1.5 m high; buds and young branches rusty-hairy. Leaves ovate to lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 6–20 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, prominently reticulate-veined, surfaces glabrous or nearly so; margins coarsely and pungently toothed; petiole 5–20 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal raceme or racemose panicle, 15–30 cm long, exceeding leaves; pedicels 8–12 mm long. Tepals 10–12 mm long, white or cream, virtually glabrous. Follicle 20–30 mm long, leathery, dark brown; seeds c. 10 per follicle, to c. 17 mm long including wing. Flowers mostly Nov.–Feb., usually following fire.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP. Also NSW. Widespread and often locally common in southern parts of eastern Victoria, with outlying western populations in the Otway and Brisbane Ranges and northern populations in the vicinity of Mt Buffalo and Corryong. Grows mostly in heathland or heathy woodland, rarely extending to montane forests.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Proteaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-01-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Proteanae
order Proteales
family Proteaceae
genus Lomatia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lomatia ilicifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomatia ilicifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory