Nuytsia 3: 396 (1981) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Erect shrub to c. 5 m high; lignotuber absent; bark thin, brown; branchlets finally glabrescent. Leaves scattered, linear or narrowly oblanceolate, 2–7 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, discolorous, upper surface green, more or less glabrous, lower surface pale brown, tomentose; apex mucronate; margins entire except for a few teeth towards apex, recurved to revolute; petiole 1–3 mm long. Inflorescence 10–20 cm long, 6–7 cm wide at anthesis. Tepals 20–30 mm long, golden-yellow, hairy, persistent in fruit; style hooked below apex, usually purplish-black, pale yellowish at base (rarely entirely yellow), deciduous. Follicles to c. 100, 10–24 mm long, crowded, finally glabrescent except at base; opening with or without fire. Body of seed c. semi-elliptic, 6–10 mm long, wing to c. 20 mm long. Flowers mainly Apr.–Jul.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, Strz, WPro, *CVU. Also Qld, NSW. Apart from isolated western occurrences at Mt Clay near Portland and Point Lonsdale, apparently confined to foothill open-forests and heathy woodlands of eastern Victoria on and south of the Great Dividing Range, but often locally common.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|