Fragm. 5: 37 (1865)
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Large shrub or small tree to c. 10 m high; young branches densely hairy. Leaves alternate, oblanceolate, 3–10 cm long, 10–16 mm wide, flat, bright green when young, darker on ageing, smooth, minutely pubescent, particularly on undersurface. Flowers solitary in axils of leaves or scale-leaves; pedicels to c. 5 mm long, hairy. Tepals 16–20 mm long, caudate, silky, terminal spine 1–2 mm long; anthers white; ovary glabrous. Drupe ovoid, to c. 14 mm long, c. 12 mm wide, yellow-green. Flowers summer.
HNF, HSF, Strz, VAlp. Confined to wet montane forests of the Yarra, Thomson, Latrobe and Bunyip River watersheds and sometimes locally common. Often associated with Nothofagus cunninghamii closed-forest margins or eucalypt-dominated tall open-forests.
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