Lomatia fraseri R.Br.

Tree Lomatia

Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 34 (1830) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree to c. 8 m high; buds rusty-hairy. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, 6–12 cm long, 1–3.5 cm wide, dull green, faintly net-veined and glabrous above, pale yellow-green, rusty or silvery, silky-hairy below; apex acuminate; margins deeply or shallowly toothed; petiole 10–25 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary raceme or panicle, 8–12 cm long, mostly shorter than leaves; pedicels 5–10 mm long. Tepals 7–9 mm long, white or cream, densely pubescent. Follicle 20–30 mm long, leathery, blackish; seeds c. 10 per follicle, to c. 17 mm long including wing. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also NSW, Tas (sparingly established). Widespread and sometimes locally common in wetter mountain forests of eastern Victoria, with isolated western records for the Otway Ranges.

This species is readily distinguished by the pubescent tepals and silky-hairy leaf undersides. Plants somewhat intermediate with Lomatia myricoides have been recorded north of Dargo and near Orbost.

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, 2019-10-02
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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 fraseri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomatia fraseri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory 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