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Common name: Black Wattle, Callicoma, Silver-leaf Butterwood
Callicoma serratifolia Andrews APNI*
Description: Tall shrub or tree to 20 m, young stems often reddish with long hairs.
Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, usually 4–12 cm long and 3–5 cm wide, margins coarsely toothed; upper surface dark green and ± glabrous, lower surface generally white-tomentose, sometimes with some rusty hairs; petiole 10–20 mm long; stipules c. 5 mm long.
Flower heads 10–20 mm diam., peduncle 10–30 mm long. Sepals c. 2 mm long, yellowish. Capsules small, clustered in heads c. 15 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows mainly in rainforest and on its margins, often in regrowth, common along creeks and rocky gullies; north from Batemans Bay district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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