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False Gumwood
Commidendrum spurium 

The False Gumwood is typically smaller than the Gumwood or the Bastard Gumwood, but in the past may sometimes have grown to 5-6 m. The leaves are in whorls near the ends of the branches, and are diamond shaped, tapering gradually to the base (cf Bastard Gumwood); they are up to 10 cm long and with the edges coarsely toothed; they are rather limp, not fleshy, and are slightly shiny, with hairs on the veins. The flowers are white and daisy-like and are borne in terminal, branched clusters that stick up rather than drooping as in the Gumwood.
The False Gumwood was originally a major component of the Cabbage-tree woodland just below the peaks, a vegetation type that is lost today. A few decades ago Norman Kerr knew of about eight or ten trees on precipices of Mount Vesey and two near Gold Mine Gut. Now only one False Gumwood is known to remain in the wild, on a sheer cliff at Coles Rock. Seedlings from below the cliff were grown at Scotland, and the species has now been propagated and reintroduced to Casons and elsewhere.