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Habitat.

— Port Jackson, also South Head (Port Jackson), "et austro-orientale ad Port Phillip Heads"note (Parlat. in DC. Prod. xvi (2) 450). I look upon this species as confined to New South Wales, (Central and South Coast and the Dividing Range). It is usually found in rocky (sandstone) situations.

Mueller's "Frenela fruticosa, var. arborea," came from Lane Cove River, Port Jackson. It bears the collector's note, "Habit rigid, compact, 20–30 feet." It is at present not rare about Middle Harbour, Port Jackson, and also George's River.

Going north, I have it from Brisbane Water (not to be confused with Brisbane River) at "Woy Woy, on the tops of the high table-land, some of them grow to a fair-sized tree-very handsome."- (A. Murphy.) South, I have collected it near Eden, on the Victorian border. A Berrima specimen (Woolls) is labelled F. Endlicheri (synonym of C. calcarata) by Parlatore, which name was accepted in B.Fl. vi, 238, is C. Muelleri.

On the Blue Mountains it is not rare, and the most westerly locality known to me is Rylstone.

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