Shrub or a tree to 12 m tall. Thin, brown bark which is occasionally thicker on taller trees. Leaves are dark green on the upperside and white and hairy on the underside. Leaf margins are tooth-shaped. Pale yellow inflorescences arranged in pairs and densely packed into cylindrical cone-shaped spikes.
Notch on the end of each leaf tip. Black triangular seeds.
Inflorescences have up to 1000 flowers that open sequentially over several weeks. Pollination by nectar feeding birds, also bees and other insects and small mammals such as the Feathertail Glider, Eastern Pygmy Possum and Brown Antechinus.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia