Prodr. 3: 223 (1828), sensu J.H. Willis, Handb. Pl. Victoria 2:451 (1973) APNI
Shrub or small tree to 3 m high; bark hard, fissured on old plants; branches slightly weeping and flexuous on mature plants. Leaves variable, narrowly oblanceolate, 3–5 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, often slightly falcate, mucronate, midrib and marginal veins prominent, lateral veins mostly obscure except on larger leaves, oil glands usually obscure, occasionally evident on the lower surface. Flower spikes usually 3–5 cm long, 2–2.5 cm wide; open, axis villous at flowering and often with leafy bracts in the upper region; hypanthium mostly hairless, but variable, sometimes densely pubescent; stamens 7–9 mm long, filaments cream to pale yellow, occasionally pink; anthers bright yellow. Capsules cup-shaped, 3–5 mm long. Flowers mostly Nov.–Jan.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, NIS, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also SA, Qld, NSW, ?Tas. Widespread along watercourses and rocky riverbeds, mainly in eastern Victoria. .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|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|