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A tall evergreen tree 18-40m high with a spreading crown and smooth, mottled, white or grey bark, often tinged red in very cold areas. Pale, dull green leaves. Cream flowers appear from September to January and produces brown to reddish brown fruit capsules. It invades perennial, seasonal and intermittent water courses.
A prickly and hairy shrub or tree up to 4m high with numerous branches starting from the base. Young twigs and branches very hairy. Greyish-green, needle-shaped leaves which start off densely hairy becoming smooth. Deep cream, small flowers from June to September. Grey woody fruit capsules with a rough surface.
A tall, evergreen tree with a shaft-like trunk 25-55m high with smooth bark except for the part of the trunk up to 4m from the ground. The bark peels in long, thin strips to expose a powdery, white, grey-white or blue-grey surface. Dark green leaves which are glossy above and paler below. Cream flowers appear from April to August. Brown fruit capsules with a bluish-grey powdery surface. This tree invades forest clearings, plantations, water courses and roadsides.
A very prickly shrub or tree up to 5m high with numerous branches starting at the base. Young twigs covered in short, fine hairs, older stems smooth. Dark green to grey-green, smooth, needle-shaped leaves. Cream, small flowers from June to September. Wooden fruit capsules which are purplish-brown with paler markings
Low softy woody shrublet 0.2- 0.4(-0.7) m high creamy – white branches. Leaves are grey to bluish-green, scaly, about 2x longer than broad, margins smooth or slightly wavy and toothed. Flowers: cream to yellow, minute, in tight axillary cluster at the ends of leafy stem. Fruits are utricles, grey-green turning pink or straw- coloured, spongy and inflated, sub-globose, upper surface flattened, up to 10 mm long and wide.