J. Bot. 66: 324 (1928) APNI
Stems to c. 2 m long, 2–10 mm diam. Leaves 3.5–9 cm long, 5–12 mm thick, dull green or glaucous, sometimes slightly glossy, c. equilateral near the middle, faces flat or slightly convex, the keel smooth or denticulate toward apex. Flowers 3.5–8 cm diam.; pedicel 0.5–4 cm long; calyx tube turbinate, laterally compressed, sometimes keeled; sepals 5, the 2 longest mostly 1–5 cm long, sometimes with denticulate keels; petaloid staminodes c. 70–150, 10–35 mm long, in c. 3 series, light purple throughout, or pale near base, streaked brown (but not densely) when dry over the greater part; stamens c. 150–400, in 4–6 series; ovary slightly to distinctly convex on top; styles 7–11, free. Fruit obovoid to ellipsoid, distinctly 2-angled, 1.5–3 cm long. Flowers Sep.–Jan.(–Apr.).
*EGL, *GipP, *HSF, *MuF, *MuM, *OtP, *Strz, *VVP, *WPro. All States except NT. Native to South Africa. Planted for control of erosion of sandy and sometimes saline soils near the coast and inland, occasionally escaping, apparently well-established along the coast east of Port Phillip, but precise distribution unclear due to confusion with other species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|