Victorian Naturalist 73: 161 (1957) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Spreading shrub or small tree to 5 m high; young branches moderately to densely hairy. Leaves alternate to subopposite, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, oblanceolate to obovate or narrowly spathulate to spathulate, 3–8 cm long, 6–18 mm wide, discolorous, flat, moderately to densely hairy when young, sparsely to moderately hairy when mature, minutely scabrous; margins recurved to revolute, sometimes slightly incurved. Flowers solitary in axils of leaves; pedicels 1–4 mm long, erect, moderately to densely hairy. Tepals 11–15 mm long, apiculate to caudate, moderately to densely hairy, terminal spine to c. 1 mm long; anthers white; ovary glabrous. Drupe ovoid, to c. 14 mm long, c. 12 mm wide, green. Flowers summer.
HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. A rare species in Victoria, apparently confined to shaded slopes in montane and subalpine forests of the north-east (e.g. between Bright and Mt Hotham, and from Bogong Village to Falls Creek).
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