Bothalia 25: 165 (1995) APNI
Shrub to 1 m high; stems stout, pubescent. Leaves ovate-oblong, 3–7 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, apex usually obtuse, mucronate, base obtuse to truncate, margins thickened, leathery, prominently reticulate-veined, glabrous except for hairs on veins and margins; petiole 1–5 mm long. Inflorescences usually 6–20-flowered; peduncles mostly 2–4 cm long, erect, pubescent. Pedicels 15–30 mm long, pubescent, erect at anthesis, deflexed in fruit; sepals ovate, 3–5 mm long, free almost to base, pubescent; corolla-lobes ovate, 4–6 mm long, white and glabrous inside, purplish and pubescent outside; corona-lobes incurved, white with a pinkish base. Follicles ovoid-acuminate, 7–8 cm long, 2–3.5 cm diam., erect at maturity, outer surface pubescent and usually covered with soft spines c. 5 mm long, inner surface smooth and shiny; seeds c. 6 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, coma hairs c. 3 cm long. Flowers Apr.–Dec.
*Brid, *DunT, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *MuM, *VAlp, *VVP. Also naturalised SA. Native to South Africa. An occasional weed of the Mallee and also collected near Portland, in the Grampians and on Phillip Island.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|