Observed and photographed by Adam Merrick. Published with permission. Exotic large spiny shrub, naturalised on the Hamilton-Digby Road on the Volcanic Plains. Leaves borne in fascicules along the spiny side of branches. Fruit 6-8mm in diameter, bright orange.
Locally rare species. Similar to Swamp Gum but with rough bark over most of the tree except the smaller branches (<10cm diameter). Smaller leaves and fruits than swamp gum and buds with distinct pedicel.
Stunted "Scentbark" growing in Pyrete Range.
Bark rough to small branches, thick, furrowed longitudinally, dark grey; branchlets salmon-coloured.
Adult leaves lanceolate, to 15 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, reticulation dense, with numerous oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; 7-flowered.
Fruit pedicellate, hemispherical to spherical, valves 3 or 4, slightly exserted.