Trema tomentosa var. aspera (Brongn.) Hewson
Hewson, H.J. (2007) Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 21: 89.
Peach Poison Bush; Elm; Fig, Rough; Kurrajong; Native Peach; Peach-leaf Poison Bush; Peach-leaved Poison Tree; Poison Peach; Rough Fig; Small Poison Peach
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze odour obnoxious.
Cotyledons linear-ovate or linear-obovate, about 5-8 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate, apex acute, base obtuse or cordate, margin serrate or dentate with teeth all around the margin, upper surface clothed in +/- scabrous hairs; petiole, stem and terminal bud clothed in short, pale hairs; stipules linear-triangular, hairy. Seed germination time 15 to 113 days.
Field evidence indicates that this species is a very important cause of sickness and death in livestock and its toxicity has been confirmed in feeding tests. Everist (1974).
Food plant for the larval stages of the Speckled Lineblue Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).