Spreading snottygobble is a small tree up to 6 m tall, found, like upright snottygobble, in the Jarrah forest. Its buds, flowers and fruit are all very similar to those of upright snottygobble, but it has a spreading appearance (cf upright), corky bark (cf flaky) and elliptical leaves (cf narrow). Like upright snottygobble, its species name comes from the shape of the leaves – elliptikos “elliptical” in Greek.
Ref: “Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.