Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Lomatia polymorpha (Proteaceae) 3:613

Lomatia polymorpha is a common and widespread species. It grows in subalpine woodlands, lowland scrubby vegetation in wetter areas, and occasionally in rainforest. It is an erect shrub with conspicuous terminal spikes of cream flowers and leaves that are rusty hairy underneath and have recurved margins. Although the common forms of the two species are strikingly different, L. polymorpha intergrades seamlessly with L. tinctoria (notably in the Lake St Claire area). This could be the result of repeated hybridisation.


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