Native to this country in Queensland, New South Wales, ACT and Victoria. I saw this specimen growing in heath, near eucalyptus forest.
This plant has smooth branchlets covered with rust-coloured scales. Leaves are leathery, elliptical in shape, up to 70 mm in length and 8 mm wide. The lower surfaces of the leaves are also covered in hairs/scales. Five or more flowers are arranged in umbels on the ends of the branchlets, each flower 5 mm diameter.
Highly attractive to insects.
''Phebalium squamulosum '' is a shrub or tree species which is endemic to eastern Australia. It is known by the common names scaly phebalium or forest phebalium, the latter shared with the related species ''Leionema ambiens''. It grows to between 1 and 7 metres in height.