Lomatia myricoides (C.F.Gaertn.) Domin

Mountain Beech

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.

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.