Xylomelum cunninghamianum Foreman APNI*
Synonyms: Xylomelum salicinum (in part) APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree to 20 m high, new growth shortly brownish tomentose.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 15–20 mm wide, apex aristate, base attenuate, margins entire; juvenile leaves 8–15 cm long, 20–30 mm wide, with up to 5 large teeth along each margin.
Conflorescences 3–4 cm long, shortly brownish tomentose. Perianth 8–10 mm long.
Follicle 6–8 cm long, 3–4.5 cm diam., apex blunt; seed with 4.5–7 cm long, 13–20 mm wide, with vein along margin of wing.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soils in scrub communities in northern parts of the slopes and near plains, north from the Warialda district.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: D.B. Foreman (1995)
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