I found this tree growing on the hill called “Little Mowbullan” in the Bunya Mountains. I didn’t know what it was, at first, because its leaves are unusually large, and the foliage unusually dense, for the species. It is one of a group of particularly attractive little bitterbarks.
As you can see, the weeping wavy-edged foliage is very pretty, and the whole made an attractive little shade tree. This is one of the smaller trees in the group. The oldest had a trunk diameter of about 20 or 25cm, and the canopy was about 4m across.
The grey trunk on the older trees was very attractive, looking rather “corky” - but actually very hard.
Flower buds were forming, but we shouldn’t expect the sweet-smelling flowers until midsummer.
For more on this species see Dec 2009.