Common name: Silky Lomatia, Tree Lomatia, Forest Lomatia
Lomatia fraseri R.Br. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 8 m high; grey to dark brown, buds rusty-hairy.
Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, 6–12 cm long, usually 1–3.5 cm wide, margins deeply or shallowly toothed, occasionally entire or sometimes deeply pinnatisect, upper surface green and glabrous, lower surface silky, usually pale yellow-green or sometimes rusty; petiole 10–20 mm long.
Conflorescences terminal or axillary, racemose or paniculate, 8–12 cm long. Perianth 7–9 mm long, whitish, densely pubescent.
Follicle 20–30 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on the margins of cool- and warm-temperate rainforest in mountain areas, from Vic. to the Tenterfield district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Some populations in the New England area withe variously lobed to deeply pinnatisect leaves may represent hybrids with L. silaifolia. Intergrades with L. myricoides or L. ilicifolia occur when they grow together.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: A.J.G. Wilson, H.J. Hewson & J. Mowatt (1995)
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