Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 1: 69 (1855)
Erect or spreading shrub to 2 m high, green, virtually glabrous except for minute simple and glandular hairs on young growth and flowers; prickles absent. Leaves lobed or entire, apex acute, base attenuate, concolorous, glabrous; lobed leaves broad-ovate, 10–50 cm long; lobes deep, mostly 5–10 cm long, 0.8–1.2 cm wide; petiole to 3 cm long; entire leaves linear-lanceolate, mostly 5–15 cm long, 0.5–1.3 cm wide; petiole short or absent, often decurrent as a narrow wing. Inflorescences simple or forked at base, many-flowered; primary peduncle 0–7 cm long. Flowers on pedicels 2–3 cm long, elongating to 3–5 cm in fruit; calyx 3–5 mm long, lobes triangular, 2–3 mm long; corolla more or less rotate, usually 35–40 mm diam., violet; anthers 3–4 mm long. Berry globose to ovoid, 20–25 mm diam., greenish; seeds 2–3 mm long, grey-brown; stone-cell granules 1–2(–3) mm long. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Scattered through eastern Victoria, mostly in coastal and near-coastal areas on dunes, stream banks and forest margins.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|