F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:34 (1855).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Broad-leaved box, bull mallee, broad-leaved mallee box.
Single- or multi-stemmed trees to c. 10 m high; bark smooth above, off-white or greenish, shedding in long strips, rough and dark-grey below; cotyledons notched; juvenile leaves opposite or alternate, petiolate, elliptic to broadly ovate; adult leaves on petioles 12-25 mm long, ovate to broadly lanceolate, glossy, dark-green, 7-12 x 2.5-5.5 cm, veins conspicuous.
Flowers in mainly axillaw panicles; buds sessile or on pedicels to 1.5 mm long, narrowly obovoid to cylindrical, smooth, 4-6 x 2.5-3.5 mm; operculum conical or hemispherical, shorter than the hypanthium; flowers white; anthers all fertile, reniform.
Fruits cylindrical or ovoid, with a narrow rim and disk, 3-5 x 3-5 mm; valves small, deeply enclosed; seeds pale-brown, ellipsoid or D-shaped, reticulate.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 533.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, SL, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: July — Jan.
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