Common name: wilga
Geijera parviflora Lindl. APNI*
Synonyms: Geijera pendula Lindl. APNI*
Description: Shrub or tree to 10 m high, leaves and branches pendent and often reaching to ground level but frequently trimmed by sheep; glabrous or inflorescences and young branchlets slightly hoary.
Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 3.5–18 cm long, 0.4–1 cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base attenuate or cuneate, glossy dark green, midrib raised on lower surface; petiole 3–12 mm long, margins incurved.
Inflorescences loose, 4–7 cm long. Sepals 0.8–1 mm long, ciliate. Petals 1.5–2 mm long, valvate, white, glabrous.
Fruits ± globose, 4–5 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in inland regions in mixed woodland communities; widespread in western districts, except for the far northwest, infrequent in the south.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Some trees are readily eaten by stock and are a valuable fodder during periods of drought.
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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