Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 278 (1797) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Shrub or small tree 2–10 m high; bark papery; branchlets initially pubescent, soon glabrescent. Leaves decussate, linear or narrowly elliptic, 1–3 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, flat or concave above, acute, soon glabrescent, 1- or faintly 3-veined, oil glands sometimes distinct; petiole c. 1 mm long. Inflorescence a many-flowered spike, 1.5–4 cm long, mostly 2–3 cm wide; axis pubescent or glabrous, usually growing on into a leafy shoot. Flowers often opposite, 1 per bract; bracts variable, short and ovate to leaf-like; stamens 30–60 per bundle, white to cream, claw 8–16 mm long, filaments attached along margin and at apex of claw, free portion to c. 3 mm long. Capsules 2.5–4 mm long and wide, sepals somewhat persistent. Flowers Oct.–Feb.
*GipP, *Gold, *VVP. Also naturalised in WA. Native to coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales, known in Victoria from a population at Puckapunyal, where sparingly established.
One of the most commonly used species in street plantings in the suburbs of Melbourne.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|