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Angophora hispida is a small tree commonly found on sandstone ridgetops in the Sydney region. In the Park there is one which sometimes flowers abundantly beside Riverside Drive above the Carters Creek picnic area.
Angophora hispida grows to about 4 m, with densely packed leaves on twisted branches. The trunk has flaky bark while the new branches and flower stalks have a thick covering of red hairs.
The leaves are broad and rough, stiff and bluish, with small rigid hairs.
The profuse cream flowers of Angophora hispida are densely clustered and produce a rich honey which is very attractive to insects, especially beetles.
After flowering, the large ridged seed capsules are also prominent.
Angophora hispida flowers from October to December.