Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 1: 117 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Dioecious, viscid, spreading shrub to 0.6 m high; branches intricate; branchlets angular and furrowed, usually puberulent. Leaves simple, sessile, linear, 4–14(–35) mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, channelled below, convex above, acute, margins strongly revolute, entire, glabrous, viscid. Flowers axillary or terminal, solitary, rarely paired; pedicels 1–2 mm long; sepals 3, ovate, 1.5–3.6 mm long, persistent; stamens 6, c. equal in length with sepals; ovary glabrous. Capsule 3-angled, globose or angular-obovate in outline, 5–7 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, glabrous, appendages often absent, or if present, lobe-like at capsule apex, to 0.5 mm wide, crustaceous; seeds subglobose, 1.6–2 mm long, black, shiny; aril white, infundibular Flowers and fruits autumn and winter.
The above description based largely on South Australian material.
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