Nematolepis squamea (Labill.) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12: 279 (1998) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or tree to 12 m high; branchlets angular or terete, smooth to glandular-verrucose, silvery-lepidote. Leaves coriaceous to chartaceous, narrowly to broadly elliptic, apex acuminate to obtuse, rounded or retuse, upper surface smooth, glabrous, midrib impressed, lower surface densely silvery-lepidote, margin entire; petiole to 1 mm long. Inflorescence an axillary, compact or loose cyme, up to half as long as leaves, (1–)3–20-flowered; pedicel 1.5–5 mm long. Sepals free, deltoid, glandular, glabrous, c. 1 mm long; petals imbricate, elliptic, 4–5 mm long, glabrous, gland-dotted, white; stamens subequal to petals, anther yellow; disc prominent; ovary glabrous. Follicles slightly spreading, c. 3 mm high. 

CVU, EGL, EGU, Gold, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VVP, WaP. Also occurs in NSW, Tas.

There are two subspecies, both in Victoria.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Rutaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Phebalium squameum (Labill.) Engl.).
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Nematolepis squamea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Nematolepis squamea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory