Lomatia fraseri R.Br.

Tree Lomatia

Shrub or small tree to 6 m or so tall. Leaves mostly simple and toothed, rarely entire, lobed or dissected, mostly 7-15 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, tapered at the base, pale or rusty silky-hairy below. Flower clusters axillary, to 12 cm long and not protruding beyond the leaves; summer. Flowers white to cream, densely hairy. Fruit follicle, 1.5-3 cm long.

Hybridises with L. myricoides and L. silaifolia in nature.

L. polymorpha R. Br. from Tas is occasionally cultivated; it has mostly entire leaves up to 8 cm long and is a smaller shrub.

Qld, NSW, Vic.

Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Lomatia R.Br.