Stirp. Nov. fasc. 4: 74 (1788) APNI
Malodorous shrub to 3 m high, new growth and leaf-axils minutely pubescent or glabrescent. Leaves narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, mostly 2–7 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, glabrous, apex acute to acuminate, base attenuate, margins more or less entire; petiole to 10 mm long. Inflorescence terminal, congested, panicle-like. Flowers sessile or with pedicels to 10 mm long; calyx tubular, 3–6 mm long, lobes acute, 1–2 mm long; corolla 18–25 mm long, greenish-yellow, tube 1–1.5 mm diam. at base, 3–4 mm diam. at apex, lobes lanceo-late, 3.5–7 mm long, hairy outside, expanding in the evening; stamens inserted near middle of tube; filaments 6–7 mm long; style 17–18 mm long. Berry more or less ovoid, 8–15 mm long, black; seeds c. 10, angular, 3–5 mm long, dark brown. Flowers mainly spring–autumn.
*CVU, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *HNF, *HSF, *MuF, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Native to South America. Widely cultivated as a garden plant and occasionally naturalised in Victoria where declared a noxious weed.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|