Austral. Forest Res. 9: 68 (1979) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Mallee or tree to 15 m tall. Not waxy. Juvenile leaves to 8.5 cm long, 7 cm wide; adult leaves very variable in size, to 20 cm long, 3.5 cm wide; buds ovoid. Flowers white, pink or red; ovules in 4 or 6 vertical rows. Fruit to 1.7 cm long, 1.4 cm diam.; valves 5(6); pedicel equal to or longer than fruit. Flowers spring–summer.
Brid, GipP, Glep, OtP, VVP. Also SA. The Victorian occurrence, near Nelson, is the easternmost part of the mainly South Australian coastal distribution, south of Mt Gambier.
The largest-fruited form of the species. It has been widely planted for its pink to red flowers.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Australian Capital Territory|