Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 29 (1830) APNI
Small tree or dense shrub, 1–5 m high; branchlets and young leaves appressed-pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves flat, not twisted at base, linear, narrowly elliptic or obovate, 8–18.5 cm long, (1–)10–20(–30) mm wide. Inflorescence 6–10-flowered; pedicel 2.5–6 mm long, densely tomentose; perianth 3.5–6.5 mm long, white, pubescent at base; pistil 7.0–8.2 mm long; pollen presenter a lateral disc below style apex. Fruit inserted ± at right-angle to stalk, usually curved upwards towards apex, obovoid, 1.9–3.2 cm long, 1.2–1.6 cm wide, smooth, brown-warted; horns obscure; seed not occupying whole valve face, obliquely narrowly obovate, 19.5–20.5 mm long; seed-body smooth or unevenly dissected; wing not decurrent, mid brown. Flowers (Jul.–)Aug.–Nov.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also Qld, NSW. Scattered through dry to moist lowland to montane forests, mainly east from Maffra, often abundant near rainforest margins.
Specimens from Yambulla Peak track on the upper reaches of the Genoa River have leaves which are up to 30 mm wide and broadest toward the apex, cf. the usual width of 10–20 mm and the broadest part near the middle. The species has been both recorded as being lignotuberous on some specimens from outside Victoria but whether this applies to all populations is unknown. Another variant with long, narrow-linear leaves to c. 3 mm wide, occurs occasionally within populations of typical plants.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|