Lomatia myricoides (C.F.Gaertn.) Domin

River Lomatia

Biblioth. Bot. 22 (Heft 89): 42 (1921) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or small tree to c. 5 m high; buds and young branches rusty-hairy. Leaves sessile to shortly petiolate, linear, narrowly oblong or lanceolate, 5–20 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, dull green, lower surface paler, venation inconspicuous, surfaces virtually glabrous; apex acute; margins entire or coarsely toothed. Inflorescence an axillary raceme or panicle, 5–10 cm long, mostly shorter than leaves; pedicels c. 7 mm long. Tepals 8–10 mm long, white or cream, virtually glabrous. Follicle 20–30 mm long, leathery, blackish; seeds c. 10 per follicle, to c. 17 mm long including wing. Flowers Dec.–Feb

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT. Widespread and locally common in eastern Victoria, usually in montane riparian habitats, occasionally entering subalpine woodlands (e.g. on the Nunniong Plateau).

A variable species with the leaves sometimes approaching those of L. fraseri in size and shape, but distinguishable by their virtually glabrous underside.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Proteaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Proteanae
order Proteales
family Proteaceae
genus Lomatia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lomatia myricoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomatia myricoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory