Bedfordia arborescens

Common name: 

Blanket-leaf

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (JKNRSTVWZ) also NSW, ACT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Rainforest, wet forest1

Flower description:

Small yellow tubular daisies in clusters in leaf axils2

Habit:

Small tree to 8 m3

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has distinctive soft, large, woolly leaves (approx. 24 cm long)2

Images:
Image of Bedfordia arborescens
Image of Bedfordia arborescens
Image of Bedfordia arborescens
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
3 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria