apetala (dogwood) is widespread and abundant tree or large shrub
species. It is one of the main components in the canopy of wet
sclerophyll forests. It has large leaves, which have irregular
margins and irregularly lumpy surface.
It is only easily confused with P.
aspera, which has leaves which are not densely covered in
hairs on the lower surface. It is also sometimes confused with Asterotrichion
discolor, which has very different flowers (with conspicuous
petals), and leaves that have palmate venation at their base.