Fl. South Australia 415 (1926) APNI
Tree to 40 m tall; bark rough to small branches, stringy. Juvenile leaves sessile to shortly petiolate, opposite for few pairs, scabrous above and below, then alternate, elliptic to ovate, strongly oblique, to 13 cm long, 8.5 cm wide, soon becoming glabrous, glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate, oblique, 7–13 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation sparse or obscure, with often obscure, irregular, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles stout, to 1.4 cm long, 9–15-flowered; buds on thick, short, stout pedicels or sessile, clavate, warty, to 0.8 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum hemispherical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, hemispherical to truncate-globose, to 1.1 cm long, 1.6 cm diam.; disc level to ascending; valves 4, rim level or exserted; seed dark brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Dec.–Apr.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW. In Victoria, in coastal and near-coastal areas from Nelson to the Howe Range extending inland to e.g. Casterton, Grampians, north of Clunes, Ben Cairn, Mottle Range. .
This species has the coarsest, thickest leaves of the coastal stringybarks, often prominently oblique; buds are warty on stout pedicels, and fruits have a broad disc.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|