Hist. Nat. Veg. 10: 537 (1841) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Erect annual herb to c. 2 m high; stems densely hairy, hairs spreading to antrorse. Ochreas pubescent, the upper part expanded into a firm green limb. Leaves ± ovate, 6–22 cm long, 35–120 mm wide, both surfaces with scattered hairs and sessile glands; petiole 20–110 mm long. Inflorescence cylindric, dense, 3.5–8 cm long, 5–10 mm diam., peduncle 9–18 cm long; perianth segments 2.5–4.5 mm long, pale pink, free almost to base. Nut ± lenticular, 2–3 mm long and wide, brown to black. Flowers Mar.–May (3 records).
*EGL, *GipP, *Glep, *Strz, *VVP. Also WA (naturalised), NT, SA (naturalised), Qld, NSW. Native to Asia and mostly northern Australia.
Sometimes grown as a garden plant and occasionally persisting in old gardens or from dumped garden refuse.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|