in T.Mitch., J. Exped. Trop. Australia 102 (1848) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Shrub or tree to 10 m high, glabrous or inflorescence and young branches with simple hairs; leaves and branches weeping. Leaves linear or linear-lanceolate or linear-ovate, 3.5–18 cm long, 0.2–1.2 cm wide, glossy dark green to light green, lateral venation obscure, apex acute to obtuse, base attenuate or cuneate, midrib raised abaxially, margins slightly incurved; petiole 3–12 mm long. Inflorescence 4–7 cm long. Flowers odoriferous; sepals 0.8–1.1 mm long, ciliate; petals 1.5–2.5 mm long, valvate, white, glabrous. Fruits c. globose, slightly compressed, 4–6 mm diam. Flowers late winter–summer.
MuF, MuM. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Very rare in Victoria where confined to a few isolated populations around Kenley, north-west Victoria, in dry acacia or eucalypt woodland on heavy soils.
Often used as stock fodder, especially during drought, but not all trees are palatable.
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