Cordyline cannifolia R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae : 280. Type: Queensland, Shoalwater Bay, Aug. 1802, R. Brown; holo: BM?; iso: K, MEL. Fide Pedley (1986).
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub, often single-stemmed and up to 5 m tall.
First pair of leaves about 8 x 2-3 mm, longitudinally veined, apices apiculate, petioles about 13 mm long, bases sheathing the stem. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves longitudinally veined, apices aristate. Petioles longitudinally veined and sheathing the stem. Petiole margins translucent. Tap root and other roots white. Seed germination time 21 to 91 days.