Erect shrub or small tree, 2.5–8 m tall, non-sprouting. Branchlets patchily appressed-pubescent to ±glabrous at flowering. Leaves flat, linear, 8–26 cm long, 3–16 mm wide, finely striate, acute, bluntly mucronate, sparsely pubescent to glabrous; veins 5–13 between prominent marginal veins.
Inflorescence with 150–500 flowers; rachis 5–9 cm long, basally tomentose, otherwise glabrous; pedicels glabrous. Perianth pale to deep pink or red to orange
-red, sometimes brownish, glabrous. Pistil 16.5–23.5 mm long, coloured as perianth or paler, sometimes cream; gland a thick semi-annular collar.
Fruit 1–12 on enlarged rachis, subsessile or stalked, woody, ±obliquely ovate-elliptic, 1.4–2.6 cm long, 1–1.4 cm wide, prominently beaked, shortly apiculate, not keeled on ventral suture. Seed obliquely obovate-rhombic, 10–22 mm long, 5.5–9 mm wide; wing extending down one side of body only, sometimes laciniate apically, black to blackish brown.
Flowering start in July and ends in October.
The main flower colour is red.
Created: 30 Oct 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 20 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val
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