Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Domin, Biblthca Bot. 89:902 (1927).
Synonymy: H. macrocalyx Radlk., Act. Congr. lnt. Bot., Amsterdam 1877:49 (1879).
Common name: Bullock-bush, rosewood, boonaree, cattle-bush.
Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 474.
Biology: Often used as a fodder tree under drought conditions. Toxic when in flower. H. oleifolium suckers from the root system and so many plants are genetically identical to those growing nearby.
Taxonomic notes: H. oleifolium is a morphologically variable species; three varieties have been recognised, two of which occur in S.Aust.; some intergradation occurs between these varieties.
Key to Infraspecific taxa:
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State Herbarium of South Australia