Telopea 4: 235 (1991) APNI
Tree to 10 m tall, usually of poor form; bark rough to the small branches, fibrous, thick, longitudinally furrowed. Crown blue-grey of juvenile, intermediate and adult leaves. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, orbicular to ovate, to 14.5 cm long, 4.5 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate to falcate, 12–16 cm long, 2.5–3 cm wide, concolorous, dull, grey-green to glaucous; reticulation dense, with numerous, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.7 cm long, 7 or 3-flowered; buds sessile or shortly pedicellate, diamond-shaped, to 0.7 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers cream. Fruit sessile or shortly pedicellate, obconical, to 0.7 cm long, 0.8 cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 3 or 4, level or exserted; seed grey-brown to blackish, flattened-ellipsoid, surface minutely pitted, hilum ventral. Flowers Jan.–May.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, OtP, Strz. Also NSW. In Victoria from near Yallourn east to Genoa, commonly fringing seasonal swamps or in damp heathland, but also on poor stony slopes, from Heyfield area to the Mitchell River.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|