Fragm. 2: 143 (1861)
Shrub or small tree 5–16 m tall; young branches rusty-hirsute. Leaves alternate, simple, lanceolate to elliptic or obovate, mostly 3–7 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, apex usually acute, recurved to revolute, upper surface dark green, becoming glabrous, lower surface tomentose; main veins rusty-hirsute, domatia absent; petiole 3–10 mm long. Inflorescences 1.5–6 cm long. Flowers pendent, white, sometimes flushed with pink; pedicels to c. 8 mm long; sepals c. 5 mm long, rusty-hairy; petals c. 6 mm long, entire or minutely crenate, glabrous; stamens 15–20, anthers not awned. Drupe obovoid, c. 8 mm long, blackish. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
EGL, EGU, HFE, HSF, MonT, SnM. Also NSW. In Victoria confined to East Gippsland, favouring moist montane forests usually on sheltered slopes and in gullies.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|