Anopterus glandulosus Labill.

Half-hardy shrub or small tree with lance-shaped, toothed, leathery leaves and terminal racemes of  white, bell-shaped flowers followed by winged seeds.  To 3m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘A truly handsome evergreen shrub, native of Van Diemen’s Land, and introduced to the Royal Gardens of Kew by Ronald Gunn, Esq.  We have hitherto treated it as a greenhouse plant; but in the milder parts of England, near the coast, it would in all probabability bear the open air all the year round, perhaps, even in London, if trained to a wall having a good aspect.  Its season of flowering (winter) would be unfavourable to the blossoming in such a situation; but the fine dark green foliage, not much unlike that of Photinia serrulata, is at all times a recommendation.’  [BM t.4377/1848].  Introduced to Britain in 1846. [JD]. 

History at Camden Park

Obtained from the Sydney Botanic Garden, 28th October 1846 [RBGS AB].


Published Mar 14, 2009 - 05:02 PM | Last updated Mar 17, 2010 - 04:47 PM

Illustrated are the lance-shaped leaves and racemes of  white, bell-shaped flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.4377, 1848.

Anopterus glandulosus Labill. | BM t.4377/1848 | BHL

More details about Anopterus glandulosus Labill.
Family Escalloniaceae
Region of origin


Common Name

Native laurel

Name in the Camden Park Record

Anopterus glandulosus 

Confidence level high