Prodr. 14: 681 (1857) APNI
Wiry broom-like shrub to c. 1.5 m high, glabrous; branches terete, divaricate, striate, resinous, lustrous. Leaves minute, scale-like, the bases persisting as scars. Male flowers to c. 7 in spikes 3–4 mm long; tepals cordate, c. 0.7 mm long, obtuse, slightly thickened near apex, yellowish; stamens c. 0.2 mm long; style obsolete. Female flowers usually solitary, rarely 2–4 together; receptacle c. 1 mm long; tepals triangular, c. 0.7 mm long, obtuse, yellowish, persistent; staminodes c. 0.2 mm long. Drupe globose to ovoid, 6–8(–12) mm long, often streaked purplish, fleshy, edible but sour. Flowers mostly Aug.–Dec.
EGL, EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also WA, NSW, ACT. In Victoria confined to the north-east and east where occasional in dry, scrubby montane forests and woodlands, rarely near the coast, often in rocky soil.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|