Boomsma, S. Aust. Field Nat. 50:29 (1975).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Yalata mallee.
Multi-stemmed or less often single-stemmed trees usually forming spreading hummocks 2-5 m high and 4-20 m across; bark smooth, but rough at the base or on main stems and branches; cotyledons deeply 2-fid; juvenile leaves opposite and sessile at first, linear-oblong to ovate-cordate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 10-20 mm long, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, usually uncinate, ashy-grey or occasionally moss-green, 5-9 x 1.4-1.9 cm; veins and oil-glands usually obscure.
Flowers in umbels of up to 13 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 1-4 mm long, ovoid-conical to ellipsoid, 8-12 x 4-5 mm; operculum conical or rostrate, as long as or longer than the hypanthium; flowers cream-coloured; anthers all fertile, broadly oblong.
Fruits pear-shaped or obovoid, tapering to the pedicel, thick-walled, c. 5 x 5-6 mm; valves fragile, needle-like, protruding well beyond the rim; seeds more or less ellipsoid, faintly reticulate, not winged, dark-grey.
Boomsma & Lewis (1980) Native forest and woodland vegetation of South Australia, p. 59.
S.Aust.: NU, EP, MU, YP. W.Aust.
Flowering time: July — Oct. and probably at other times.
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