Hist. Nat. Isles Canaries 3: 193 (1840) APNI
Perennial shrub to c. 1 m tall; branches ascending, 3–10 mm diam., glabrous, rooting at nodes; leaf scars 2–5 mm wide, 1–2.5 mm long. Rosette to c. 12 cm diam.; leaves obovate, 10–65 mm long, 10–26 mm wide, c. 3–7 mm thick, glaucous, grey-green, glabrous, upper surface concave, apex acute and often recurved, base cuneate, margins usually reddish with cilia 0.2–0.7 mm long. Inflorescence dome-shaped, 7–40 cm long, 10–30 cm diam., glabrous; peduncles 7–20 cm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long. Flowers erect; sepals 7–9, triangular, 2–4 mm long, apex acuminate, green; petals 7–9, lanceolate, 7–9 mm long, apex acuminate, cream with green midrib; stamens 6–8.5 mm long; nectary glands whitish; ovaries white, glabrous, styles c. 3.5 mm long, white to pinkish. Seeds ovoid, 0.5–0.75 mm long, c. 0.3 mm wide, brown. Flowers spring–summer.
*CVU, *GipP, *HSF, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, Tas. Native to the Canary Islands. Recorded as naturalised at a number of sites in the Geelong area, Black Rock, Coimadai, and at Studley Park. Established from discarded garden refuse.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|