Prodr. 356 (1810) APNI
Broom-like shrub or small tree to c. 6 m high, multi-stemmed, glabrous, yellowish-green; branchlets slender, often pendulous, striate. Leaves alternate, linear-subulate, 2–10 mm long, triquetrous, uncinate, somewhat persistent. Inflorescences short, dense spikes to 16 mm long in uppermost leaf axils, usually only 1 flower per spike fertile; peduncle 1–2 mm long; rachis pubescent. Tepals 5, triangular-ovate, c. 0.5 mm long, obtuse, yellow or golden-brown, persistent. Fruiting receptacle depressed-globose, 2–3 mm long, pink or red, edible; drupe more or less ellipsoid, 3–5 mm long, succulent, orange, red-brown to almost black. Flowers mainly spring and autumn (but spasmodically throughout the year).
LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria, confined to the north-west where sometimes locally common on sandy rises in mallee communities particularly following fires.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|