Commersonia salviifolia (Hook. ex Steetz) F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Rulingia salviifolia (Hook. ex Steetz) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub 2–4 m high with a close whitish tomentum.
Leaves linear to narrowly ovate, mostly 5–10 cm long, 15–30 mm wide, margins entire or almost so; upper surface pubescent, lower surface densely short white-tomentose; petiole 5–10 mm long. Juvenile shoots often with lobed leaves 5–8 cm long, 20–50 mm wide.
Inflorescence cymes, few-flowered, usually longer than petioles. Calyx c. 3 mm long. Petals 3–5 mm long, pink.
Capsule 5–7 mm diam., bristles stiff, c. 2 mm long with short stellate-hairs; fruits summer.
Distribution and occurrence: North from Mt Warning.
Mainly in eucalypt forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Text by B.J. Conn (2014)
Taxon concept: Wilkins and Whitlock (2011)
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