Nematolepis wilsonii

Shiny Nematolepis

Upright medium to tall shrub or small tree, branchlets warty, densely covered in silver to rusty scales.

Additional information

  • SynonymPhebalium wilsonii
  • FamilyRutaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size3-10 m x 1.5-4 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesGlossy dark green narrowly elliptic to lance-shaped leaves, densely silver-scaly below, 30-80 mm x 5-15 mm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeAugust to October
  • FlowersAxillary cluster of 2-9 starry flowers to 10 mm across; stalks, sepals and outer petals densely scaly.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soil in tall forest and rainforest. Semi shade to dappled shade.
  • Garden useAttractive screening shrub for cool moist gardens.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusVulnerable in Victoria to continued depletion. Known from very few sites all of which occur within the Shire in the Central Highlands. It is a small but protected population.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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