Austral. Forest Res. 7: 209 (1977) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Mallee or small tree; bark smooth, slightly powdery, shedding in long ribbons. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, ovate to orbicular, to 4 cm long, 4 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate to falcate, 10–15 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, concolorous, dull, bluish-grey; reticulation dense, with numerous, large, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles stout, to 0.5 cm long, 3-flowered; buds glaucous, with short, stout pedicels, hypanthium obconical; operculum flattened and beaked, to 1.2 cm long, 0.8 cm diam., scar present; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers cream. Fruit sessile or central fruit shortly pedicellate, campanulate, to 1.2 cm long, 1.4 cm diam.; disc broad, ascending; valves 3–5, slightly exserted; seed brown-black, flattened-ellipsoid, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Aug.
EGU, MonT, SnM. Also NSW. Known from few localities, viz. Stradbroke Chasm, Mt Wheeler and Little River Gorge, always on very rocky sites.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|