A fine growing season for the genus Eucryphia – cool and moist. This deciduous species, E. glutinosa is awash with white petalled flowers supporting a spectacular central mass of delicate stamens. The red anthers split releasing copious amounts of pollen. As the flower buds first expand, the brown sepals protecting the immature petals contrast against the tightly rolled cylinder.
First introduced from Chile in 1859; looking through details of our wild collected plants it has been found growing from 60 – 700m in lush, species rich Chilean forest dominated by Nothofagus, at lower altitudes observed growing at stream margins in dry forest.