Victorian Naturalist 64: 52 (1947) APNI
Tree to 30 m tall; bark rough over part or most of trunk, fibrous, brownish-grey; shedding in the crown in ribbons; branches smooth, whitish or light grey to pinkish-grey. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many nodes, orbicular to ovate, to 9 cm long, 6 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate or falcate, 15–25 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, concolorous, dull, grey-green; reticulation dense, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.3 cm long, 3-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid or diamond-shaped, often glaucous, to 1 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, ovoid, to 1.2 cm long, 1 cm diam.; disc ascending; valves 3 or 4, exserted; seed black, flattened-ellipsoid and angular, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Jan.–Mar.
CVU, HNF, HSF, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW. Sporadic in forests of cold mountain areas from south-west of Jamieson along the Great Dividing Range to north-east of Benambra. Also on Mt Buffalo and Pine Mountain.
Characterized by the combination of rough trunk and ribbony, grey-green crown.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|