Victorian Naturalist 21: 114 (1904) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tree to 7 m tall; bark rough on trunk, fibrous, grey. Crown of reproductively mature trees predominantly of juvenile leaves with some intermediate and adult leaves. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, orbicular to broadly elliptic, to 11 cm long, 7 cm wide, grey-green, stems glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 2.5–3.5 cm wide, concolorous, green; intramarginal vein remote from edge; reticulation dense, with numerous, large, island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles stout, to 0.5 cm long, 7–15-flowered; buds sessile, ovoid, crowded, to 0.4 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; outer operculum imperfectly dehiscing, brown, contrasting with glaucous hypanthium; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, hemispherical to obconical, crowded, to 0.6 cm long, 0.5 cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 3 or 4, rim level or slightly exserted; seed grey-brown or brown, more or less flattened elliptic, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Nov.–May.
EGU, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp, VVP. Victorian endemic. Occurring on river flats in high country from near Davies Plain south-west to Omeo, Dargo High Plains and upper reaches of Jamieson River. Also at lower elevation on Buckland River. .
Rare but easily recognized species because of its crown of mixed, large, juvenile and adult leaves. It has no clear affinity with any other species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|