Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):
Midlands, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, East Gippsland (JKNPRSTVWZ) also NSW
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium
Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):
Mainly north of Darby River
Tree to 40 m tall
Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):
Leaves have a strong peppermint smell when crushed, juvenile leaves are narrow and green. Buds are small and numerous in a cluster (more than 11) 3
Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
3 Costermans, L. (2006). “Trees of Victoria and adjoining areas”. Costermans Publishing, Frankston, Victoria.