Contr. Herb. Austral, no. 26: 8 (1976) APNI
Bushy spreading shrub to small tree, 0.6–4 m high, usually clumped due to root suckering, stems finely tuberculate, reddish when young. Leaves oblanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate, (2–)3–14 cm long, 5–30 cm wide, coriaceous to rigid, dark green above, pale green or glaucous below, midrib prominent to obscured and finely tuberculate; apex obtuse to subacute; margins flat to slightly recurved; petiole 2–6 cm long. Flowers 1–16 per inflorescence; 1 flower per bract; pedicels 7–15 mm long. Male flowers with 9–30 stamens, sterile carpels 1(–2). Female flowers with 2(–4) petals, 5–7 mm long; carpels 1–8(–11), with 2–9 ovules per carpel. Fruits 2–6(–11) per pedicel, globose to short-ovoid, 6.5–11 mm long, 5–10 mm wide, glossy-black to glaucous at maturity; pedicels 5.5–14 mm long; seeds 2–7 per berry; aborted ovules pink.
CVU, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp.
2 subspecies both in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|