Description: Robust, densely branched shrub, to 1.5 m high and diam.
Leaves stiffly spreading, lanceolate, 6–11 mm long, 1–1.6 mm wide; margins strongly recurved; lamina whitish, strongly 3–5-veined and deeply grooved on lower surface; petiole 0.8–1 mm long.
Flowers usually 4–7 per spike, green; bracteoles usually 1–1.5 mm long. Sepals 1.4–2.8 mm long. Corolla tube 2.5–3.5 mm long; lobes 1–1.8 mm long. Ovary 4- or 5-locular.
Fruit depressed-globose, flat-topped, 2.5–3 mm diam., with short white hairs, creamy-green.
Fruit Photo D. Hardin
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest or scrub on sandstone or granite slopes, chiefly from the Warrumbungle Mtns in the northwest to Denman and Rylstone district in the east and south to the Herveys Ra.
NSW subdivisions: CT, NWS, CWS
Fruit/seed Flat-topped succulent fruit (drupe), 3 mm diam., creamy green, mature December.
Dispersal, establishment and growth Diasore: fruit.
Habitat Rocky hillsides.
Altitude 400--600 m
Annual rainfall 600--700 mm
Typical local abundance Frequent--rare.
Vegetation Dry eucalypt woodland e.g. with Eucalyptus crebra, E. tenella, E. rossii; forest e.g. with Angophora floribunda, Eucalyptus punctata, Brachychiton populneus.
Substrate Sandy soils from sandstone colluvium, low nutrients.
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