Xanthostemon xerophilus Peter G.Wilson
Wilson, Peter G. (1990) Telopea 3(4): 465. Type: Cook District: ca 45 miles S of Cape York, 27 June 1968, 19 S, 142 25 E, Pedley 2737; holo:NSW; iso: BRI.
Exudate, if present, meagre, yellowish and confined to the inner blaze. Fine, pale brown stripes usually visible in the inner blaze.
Leaf blades about 4.5-11 x 2.5-5.5 cm, petioles about 0.5-1.8 cm long. Oil dots pink, reddish or pale brown, no more than one per reticulation. 'Stipules' filiform, very small, five in a group. Freshly cut twigs or petioles may produce a small amount of yellowish exudate. Underside of the leaf blade much paler than the upper surface.
Calyx tube (hypanthium) puberulous, about 2.5 x 6 mm. Calyx lobes broadly triangular, puberulous, about 1.5 mm long. Petals pubescent, ovate, apex rounded, about 5 mm long, oil dots visible with a lens. Stamens about 30, filaments yellow, glabrous, about 20 mm long, anthers about 0.7 mm long. Ovary gland-dotted, projecting above the base of the disk but not exceeding the rim of the calyx tube (hypanthium). Style about 22 mm long. Stigma small and terminal.
Fruits globular, about 8-10 x 9-10 mm, calyx persistent at the base. Seeds about 4-5 mm long.
Features not available.
Not known in cultivation at this point but has potential for parks, gardens and street plantings. A small tree with bunches of yellow flowers.