Prodr. Fl. Norfolk. 29 (1833) APNI
Erect shrub or tree, to c. 8 m high, usually with several to many branches within crown. Leaves linear, 30–100 cm long and 1–5 cm wide, many-nerved, the midrib slightly broader than the rest; petiole indistinct, only slightly narrower than remainder of leaf. Panicle widely branched, to 150 cm long and 80 cm wide, each branch subtended by a leaf-like bract; bracts subtending flowers c. 5–8 mm long; flowers subsessile, sweetly scented; perianth segments oblong, white, about as long as bracts, finally reflexed; stamens shortly exceeding perianth segments; style subequal to stamens; stigma shortly trifid. Berry globose, c. 4 mm diam.; seeds c. 2.5 mm long, ± comma-shaped. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
*EGL, *GipP, *HSF, *OtR, *Strz, *VVP. Native to New Zealand. Commonly cultivated. naturalised in Syzygium smithii rainforest near Mallacoota.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|