Common name: Fitzgerald
Dracophyllum fitzgeraldii C.Moore & F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Spreading, much-branched tree to 13 m tall.
Leaves closely imbricate at ends of branches; lamina linear, 15–20 (-30) cm long, 1–1.5 cm wide at base, coriaceous, striate with numerous parallel veins; base sheathing the stem and, on falling, leaving an annular scar; margin usually slightly recurved, obscurely serrate; apex gradually tapered to finely acute.
Inflorescence 10–15 (-20) cm long, densely paniculate, many-flowered, pubescent; bracts and bracteoles caducous. Sepals narrowly ovate, 3–4 mm long; margin ciliate; apex obtuse or acute; surface ±pubescent. Corolla white; tube 4 mm long; lobes ±triangular, 2 mm long, becoming recurved.
Capsule spheroidal, 2–3 mm long, brown.
Flowering: Mainly January
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic to Lord Howe Island, occurring from Goat House to Mt Gower and Mt Erskine.
Grows in montane areas.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by P.S. Green (1994)
Taxon concept: P.S. Green (1994)
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