Hypsophila halleyana F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1887) The Victorian Naturalist 3: 168. Type: In the highest region of Mount Bellenden-Ker, 1887, descending to about 4000 feet; W. Sayer. Syn: MEL.
Leafy twigs often zig-zagged, 2-winged, the wings extending from one petiole to the point of attachment of the next lower petiole. Leaf blades about 4-9 x 1.5-3 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface. Lateral veins scarcely visible on the underside of the leaf blade of fresh leaves. Stipules aristate but visible only on very young twigs.
Cotyledons linear to oblong, about 8 x 3 mm, base cuneate with a wing from the petiole extending down the stem. First pair of leaves toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, apex apiculate, base cuneate, margin with 2-4 teeth on each side near the apex, midrib raised on the upper surface. Leaf decurrent with two narrow wings extending from the base of the petiole down the twig. Stipules about 1 mm long, apex aristate. Roots orange in colour. Seed germination time 357 to 618 days.