Longevity 10--20 years.
Primary juvenile period 3--6 years.
Flowers White--pink, November--June, peak January--April.
Fruit/seed Capsule 2 mm long, average seed weight 0.07 mg (J. Howell pers. comm.).
Dispersal, establishment and growth Diaspore: seed, no special dispersal morphology (Westoby et al. 1990).
Fire response Killed by high intensity fire (at Lane Cove River & Narrabeen Lake 1/1994), some plants flowering within 2 years 8 months and fruiting within 2 years 11 months of moderate intensity September fire (at Lane Cove River, P. Kubiak pers. comm.).
Hillsides, ridgetops, rock crevices.
Altitude 0--1000 m
Annual rainfall 1000--1600 mm
Typical local abundance Frequent--occasional.
Vegetation Woodland and heath e.g. with mallee eucalypts Eucalyptus stricta, E. apiculata, E. haemastoma and shrubs e.g. Leptospermum trinervium, Angophora hispida, Allocasuarina littoralis, Banksia ericifolia.
Substrate Sandy, skeletal soils from sandstone, low nutrient soils.
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