Cordyline petiolaris (Domin) Pedley
Pedley, L.(1986), Cordyline. Flora of Australia 46: 84, 220.
Shrub to 5 metres, often sprawling and branched; stems woody, with annular scars when young.
Crowded at tips of branches; 45-85cm by 6-15cm; lamina elliptic, often bent downwards near the middle and irregularly frayed at tip, narrowed into an inrolled petiole 30-50cm long; pinnately veined with many lateral veins at a very small angle to midrib, hence appearing longitudinally veined; both surfaces glabrous; base of petiole widened into a sheath around the stem.
Inflorescence a terminal or axillary panicle about 30cm long on an elongated stalk, becoming pendulous; flowers 3-merous, actinomorphic, bisexual, subsessile; perianth of 2 whorls, each of 3 tepals, 6-7.5mm long, glabrous, united at the base for more than half their length, the lobes spreading and recurved, white inside, pink outside; stamens 6, strongly exserted, yellow; filaments inserted at base of perianth tube; ovary superior, 3-locular.
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Cordyline terminalis var. petiolaris Domin, Beitrage zur Flora und Pflanzengeographie Australiens. Bibliotheca Botanica 20(85): 517(1915). Type: Tambourine Mt, Qld, K. Domin; holo: PR.