Victorian Naturalist 73: 158 (1957) APNI
Shrub or tree, to c. 25 m high; branchlets terete, ribbed, mealy and slightly hairy. Phyllodes ascending, elliptic to oblanceolate-elliptic, 7–16 cm long, 15–50 mm wide, coriaceous, minutely mealy to minutely pubescent, acute, tip callose; main veins 3 or 4, slightly raised, distant, with smaller veins forming frequent anastamoses. Racemes 2- or 5-headed, rachis 6–17 mm long, mealy; peduncles 5–10 mm long, minutely pubescent; heads globular, 6–7 mm diam., 30-flowered, pale cream to golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united in obconical cup, with red resin-hairs. Pods linear, raised over seeds, to 10 cm long, 5–8 mm wide, crustose-coriaceous, straight, mealy-puberulous; seeds longitudinal, oblong, 4–5 mm long, semi-glossy, black, funicle-aril fleshy, in 3 apical loops. Flowers Sep.–Nov.(–Feb.)
EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, VAlp. In montane and subalpine regions north-east of Melbourne and in East Gippsland. Grows in understorey of tall, open-forest of various Eucalyptus species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|Australian Capital Territory|