Botanical Name: Tristaniopsis laurina
Common Name: Water Gum
Meaning: Tristaniopsis: From Jules MC Tristan, a French botanist. laurina: From Latin inus and laurus, referring to the resemblance of Laurel-like leaves.
Habitat: Moist sandstone gullies and mountain valleys along creeks and rivers.
Habit: Small spreading tree, typically 4 – 10m, but can get to 15m in its natural habitat.
Leaves: Alternate, smooth, 5-12cm long.
Flowers: Golden yellow, about 10mm wide with 5 petals and prominently grouped stamens.
Flowering time: Summer.
Longevity: Greater than 100 years
Propagation: From seed.
Range: South-east Queensland, east coast of NSW to Gippsland in Victoria.