Telopea 3: 366 (1989) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub or tree to 6 m high; bark on smaller stems smooth or papery, shedding in strips or flakes, on larger stems in many papery layers. Leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly obovate, 9–22 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, flat, glabrous; apex obtuse or obtuse and with a small point, incurved. Flowers 10–15 mm diam.; hypanthium 3–4 mm long, silky to villous; pedicel to 1 mm long; sepals narrowly triangular to triangular, c. 2 mm long, silky on outer surface, persisting on fruit; petals 3–5 mm long, white; ovary 4- or 5-locular, apex shortly silky only around base of style and along valve margins. Fruit deciduous, hemispherical to cylindric, 5–6 mm diam., surface silky to sparsely silky; seeds c. 1.5–2 mm long, often with loose cells along margins, with a reticulate surface pattern. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
EGL, EGU, HFE. Also Qld, NSW. Grows on well-drained sand and sandy loam in near-coastal shrubland and woodland east from Marlo.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|