Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 200 (1810) APNI
Shrub to c. 1.5 m high; buds and young branches rusty-hairy. Leaves ovate to lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 6–20 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, prominently reticulate-veined, surfaces glabrous or nearly so; margins coarsely and pungently toothed; petiole 5–20 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal raceme or racemose panicle, 15–30 cm long, exceeding leaves; pedicels 8–12 mm long. Tepals 10–12 mm long, white or cream, virtually glabrous. Follicle 20–30 mm long, leathery, dark brown; seeds c. 10 per follicle, to c. 17 mm long including wing. Flowers mostly Nov.–Feb., usually following fire.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP. Also NSW. Widespread and often locally common in southern parts of eastern Victoria, with outlying western populations in the Otway and Brisbane Ranges and northern populations in the vicinity of Mt Buffalo and Corryong. Grows mostly in heathland or heathy woodland, rarely extending to montane forests.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|