Ann. Nat. Hist., ser. 1, 3: 319 (1839) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Tree to c. 10 m high; branches and leaves with stellate hairs when young, soon glabrous. Leaves broadly ovate to broadly lanceolate or elliptic, (5–)7–14 cm long, (3–)4–6 cm wide, glossy green, paler beneath; margins serrate; apex acuminate; petiole 1.3–2 cm long. Flowers axillary, usually in 5–10-flowered cymes or solitary; pedicels 10–15 mm long, stellate pubescent; calyx campanulate, ± 5 mm long, stellate-pubescent, lobes triangular; petals white, ± 10 mm long. Mericarps 5(–6), 5–7 mm long including broad wings. Flowers Mar.–Apr.
*HSF. Native to the North Island of New Zealand where it grows in coastal and lowland forest. Occasionally grown as an ornamental, apparently escaping cultivation into a near-by Eucalyptus regnans forest remnant near Monbulk, east of Melbourne.
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