Common name: Holly Lomatia, Native Holly
Lomatia ilicifolia R.Br. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 3 m high; buds rusty-hairy.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 8–20 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, margins regularly toothed, base acute or obtuse, glabrous, reticulate venation raised and conspicuous on upper surface; petiole 5–20 mm long, less than a sixth the length of the lamina.
Conflorescences terminal, racemose or paniculate, 15–30 cm long, exceeding the leaves. Perianth 10–12 mm long, yellowish, ± glabrous.
Follicle 20–30 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest on the coast and adjacent ranges, south of the Moss Vale district.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Occasionally hybridises with L. myricoides, L. silaifolia or L. fraseri where they grow together.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: A.J.G. Wilson, H.J. Hewson & J. Mowatt (1995)
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