Tree, usually 15–30 m high, often with crooked branches, crown spreading; bark pink to orange, weathering to grey, smooth, shedding in small scales. Juvenile leaves elliptic to ovate, 6–12.5 cm long, 2–6.5 cm wide, glabrous, base auriculate, apex acute; adult leaves lanceolate, sometimes falcate, 7–19 cm long, 1.2–3.5 cm wide, ± glabrous, discolorous. Peduncle 7–18 mm long, glabrous or densely covered with bristles and hairs. Flower buds ovoid or globose, 3, rarely 7 per peduncle; calyx lobes to c. 3 mm long; petals orbicular, 3–4 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, glabrous; stamens numerous, filaments to c. 7 mm long; style to c. 4 mm long. Fruit ovoid or campanulate, 9–18 mm long, 9–17 mm wide, usually prominently ribbed, glabrous and smooth or pubescent and tuberculate.
*GipP, *Gold, *OtP, *VVP. Native to New South Wales and Queensland, commonly cultivated as an ornamental, occasionally spreading from nearby planted trees in Victoria.
3 subspsecies distinguished by differences in fruit size and presence or absence or ribs. Only the nominate subspecies present in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|