Victorian Naturalist 73: 160 (1957) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect to spreading shrub or small tree to 7 m high; young branches sparsely to moderately hairy. Leaves alternate, narrowly elliptic, lanceolate or narrowly spathulate to oblanceolate, 3–12 cm long, 5–30 mm wide, discolorous, flat, sparsely to moderately hairy when young, glabrescent when mature, smooth; margins recurved. Inflorescence an axillary or terminal raceme (flowering axis c. 8–20 mm long), mostly terminated by a dormant bud, some growing on into a leafy shoot; flowers subtended mostly by scale leaves, sometimes by leaves; pedicels 1–4 mm long, glabrous to moderately hairy. Tepals 12–14 mm long, caudate, glabrous to moderately hairy, terminal spine to c. 1.5 mm long; anthers white; ovary glabrous. Drupe ovoid, to c. 15 mm long, c. 12 mm wide, green. Flowers summer.
EGL, EGU, HFE, MonT. Also NSW. In Victoria apparently confined to far East Gippsland where locally common in montane forests (e.g. Bendock, Errinundra Plateau, Mt Kaye, Howe Hill).
Possible hybrids with P. confertiflora have been observed near Genoa.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|