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Lomatia myricoides (C.F.Gaertn.) Domin
Family Proteaceae
Common name: River Lomatia, Mountain Beech, Long-leaf Lomatia

Lomatia myricoides (C.F.Gaertn.) Domin APNI*

Description: Shrub or small tree to 2–5 m high; buds rusty-hairy.

Leaves linear to narrow-oblong to lanceolate, 5–20 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, apex acute, base tapering, margins entire or coarsely toothed, glabrous or almost so, lower surface paler; sessile or shortly petiolate.

Conflorescences axillary, raceme-like or paniculate, 5–10 cm long, usually shorter than the leaves. Perianth 8–10 mm long, greenish yellow, ± glabrous.

Follicle 20–30 mm long.

Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, often grows along watercourses or in sclerophyll forest on the coast and ranges south of Mt Coricudgy.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Intergrades with L. fraseri on the ST, with L.ilicifolia on the SC and with L. silaifolia on the CC and CT.

Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: A.J.G. Wilson, H.J. Hewson & J. Mowatt (1995)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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