Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 3: 164 (1917) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Small tree to 8 m tall or mallee; bark smooth, yellow, white or grey, often shedding in ribbons. Crowns of reproductively mature trees often mixed juvenile and adult foliage. Juvenile leaves sessile for many pairs, orbicular to broadly lanceolate, to 10 cm long, 8 cm wide, concolorous, light green, glossy above, becoming petiolate, elliptic to lanceolate, remaining opposite to subopposite; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, to 7.5–18 cm long, 1.5–3.5 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation dense, coarse, with numerous island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched, with prominent enclosing bracts when young; peduncles flattened, 0.7–2.5 cm long, 7-flowered; buds sessile, ovoid, to 0.9 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., scar present; operculum obtusely conical to hemispherical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers creamy. Fruit sessile, cupular to hemispherical, to 0.8 cm long, 0.8 cm diam.; disc level to raised-annular; valves 3 or 4, rim level; seed brown-black, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Aug.–Mar.
DunT, GipP, Glep, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Victorian endemic. Occurring on coastal lowlands from Yarram west to Cape Otway, and Mt Richmond near Portland. It also occurs on top of Mt Oberon (Wilsons Promontory) and on nearby Snake Is. An inland collection from near Woohlpooer (west of the Grampians) requires verification. .
Not closely related to any other species. It is easily recognized by the large, thick, glossy leaves and tight, symmetric bud clusters with prominent bracts.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|