R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 516 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: False sandalwood, sugarwood.
Shrub or tree 1-10 m; branches smooth or more rarely tuberculate, glabrous, viscid; leaves alternate, scattered, linear-lanceolate, 30-90 x 3-10 mm long, acuminate, uncinate, margins dentate in the distal half entire below, glabrous.
Flowers 4-11 per axil; pedicel 4-6 mm long, glabrous, viscid; sepals valvate, triangular, c. 0.5 x 0.5 mm, glabrous, viscid; corolla 3.5-7 mm long, white often tinged purplish-pink, unspotted or with 3 lobes spotted purplish-brown to orange-yellow, outside surface glabrous, inside of lobes and upper part of tube villous, lobes obtuse, lowermost one often notched at the apex; anthers exserted, glabrous, ovary and style glabrous.
Fruit dry, flattened, ovoid in side view, glabrous.
||Branch, flower and fruit in two views.
Image source: fig. 613E in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 616.
W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: mainly Aug. — Nov.
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