Shrub or small tree to 5 m or more tall. Leaves simple, entire to strongly toothed, rarely lobed at the base, mostly linear, 5-15 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide, hairless or sometimes a few hairs below. Flower clusters mostly axillary towards the branch tip; summer. Petals white to creamy green. Fruit follicle, 2.5-3.5 cm long.
L. arborescens L.R. Fraser & Vickery, Tree Lomatia, which grows naturally from SE Qld to the New England area of NSW, is a larger plant to over 8 m tall with leaves mostly ovate and with conspicuous venation.
Source: (2002). Proteaceae. In: . 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.