Exocarya scleroides (F.Muell.) Benth.
Bentham, G. (1877) Hooker's Icones Plantarum 13: t. 12.
Stems +/- triangular in transverse section. Flowers and fruits as a shrub 1-2 m tall.
Leaves arranged in three vertical rows. Leaf blades about 25-31 x 0.4 cm, margins finely toothed or clothed in prickly hairs. Venation parallel.
Fruits about 4 x 3 mm. Seeds about 3 mm long.
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This is the typical regrowth species along roads and tracks in mountain rainforest. It grows to height of 2 metres or more and is a harbour for ticks and mites. The leaves are finely serrated on the margins and will easily cut through skin quite readily. See also Gahnia aspera.