Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Gossia hillii (Benth.) N.Snow & Guymer
Snow, N. & Guymer, G. P. (2003) Systematic Botany Monographs 65: 50.
Hill's Ironwood; Hill's Lignum; Scaly Myrtle
A small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh, sapwood surface sometimes corrugated.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as north-eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 700-1000 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed upland and mountain rain forest.
Natural History & Notes
This shrub or small tree is already widely cultivated for its dense growth habit and glossy leaves.
Austromyrtus hillii (Benth.) Burret, Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem 15(3): 501(1941). Myrtus hillii Benth., Fllora Australiensis 3: 275(1867), Type: Queensland, Moreton Bay, E.F.A. Fitzalan s.n.; Lecto: K; Isolecto: MEL. Myrtus opaca C.T. White, Proceedings Royal Society Queensland 53: 218(1942), Type: Queensland, C.T. White 9592; Holo: BRI. Austromyrtus opaca (C.T. White) L.S. Smith, Proceeding Royal Society Queensland 67: 35(1956).
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