Nat. Pflanzenfam. 7: 85 (1892) APNI
Tree to c. 20 m high; bark red-brown, smooth to slightly flaky, cracking longitudinally on older stems; young twigs often square in cross-section. Leaves narrowly lanceolate to broadly ovate, 3–14 cm long, 1–6 cm wide, glabrous, dark green above, glossy or dull, paler below; apex acuminate usually with a narrow rounded tip; lateral veins many, distinct, intramarginal vein distinct; oil glands many and conspicuous. Inflorescence many-flowered. Calyx-lobes sometimes unequal, deciduous; petals more or less orbicular, somewhat irregular 1–1.5 mm long, cohering; stamens in more than 1 whorl, filaments 1–3 mm long. Fruit spherical 6–14 mm diam., white to purple. Flowers Nov.–Feb.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HSF, MonT, WPro. Occurs mainly in rainforest from the coast to the lower ranges, often along watercourses, from near the Mitchell River eastwards, with a disjunct occurrence on Wilsons Promontory.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||cultivated|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||cultivated|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|