Hort. Brit, edn 2, 209 (1830) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tree, usually 15–30 m high, often with crooked branches, crown spreading; bark grey to brown, rough, fibrous, persistent, extending to branchlets. Juvenile leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, to 9 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, glabrous or sparsely pubescent toward base, base auriculate, apex acute; adult leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, falcate, 4.5–15 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, glabrous, discolorous. Peduncle 15–30 mm long, glabrous or sparsely covered with short white hairs, rarely with a few bristles. Flower buds ovoid or globose, 3–7 per peduncle; calyx-lobes 1–1.5 mm long; petals orbicular, 2–4 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, tuberculate; stamens numerous, filaments 5–7 mm long; style to 3 mm long. Fruit ovoid to globular 7–12 mm long, 8–12 mm wide, prominently ribbed, pubescent, tuberculate. Flowers Sep.–Feb.
EGL, EGU, *VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to far East Gippsland (east of c. Wingan Inlet) where found mainly in lowland, near-coastal forests on sandy soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||cultivated|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|