Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 19 (1855) APNI
Erect shrub to 2 m high, green, almost glabrous except for minute simple hairs on corolla apices; prickles absent. Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, mostly 3–8 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, apex acute, base attenuate, usually entire, concolorous, glabrous; petiole to 10 mm long; juvenile leaves often much larger and shallowly lobed towards base. Inflorescences simple or forked at base, to 12-flowered; primary peduncle 0–1 cm long. Flowers on pedicels to 2.5 cm long; calyx 3–5 mm long, lobes broad-triangular, 2–3 mm long; corolla rotate, usually 20–30 mm diam., violet, lobes notched; anthers 2–2.5 mm long. Berry globose, 10–15 mm diam., green to purplish; seeds 2–2.5 mm long, grey to dark brown; stone-cell granules 1–3 mm long. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Scattered widely across northern and western Victoria, often in mallee communities or disturbed sites.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|