Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tristaniopsis laurina - Water Gum
Tristaniopsis laurina: Tristaniopsis
, named for Jules Tristan, French botanist;
, resembling the laurel tree.
Also known as
, Laurel Leaf Box.
Clusters of small (1/8 - 1/4") yellow 5-petaled flowers somewhat fragrant in April and May.
Thick leathery leaves.
Newest twigs look black.
Attractive thin mottled bark peels in irregular flakes to reveal light tan or whitish underbark.
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