in K.Rule, Muelleria 12: 163 (2000) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Tree to 5 m tall or mallee; bark rough, subfibrous on trunk to various heights. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite, soon becoming subsessile and vertically-orientated, linear-lanceolate to narrow-lanceolate, falcate, 8–13 cm long, 0.8–1.5 cm wide, slightly glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 6–11 cm long, 1–1.6 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; lateral veins subparallel; oil glands scattered, mostly island. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles 0.5–0.8 cm long, 11–15-flowered; buds sessile or shortly pedicellate, ovoid-clavate, to 0.7 cm long, 0.4 mm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum obtuse-conical; stamens mostly inflexed; anthers reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit subsessile, sometimes sessile, obconical or cupular, 0.4–0.5 cm long, 0.5–0.6 cm diam.; disc level; valves 3 or 4, rim level; seed brown to dark brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers autumn.
LoM. Apparently restricted to two small populations in the Little Desert, growing in open heathy woodland or mallee.
Closely allied to E. falciformis, see note under that species.
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