Refug. Bot. 1: t.55 (1869) APNI
Erect, semi-evergreen or deciduous shrub to c. 4 m high; new growth tomentose. Leaves simple, ovate, elliptic-ovate or broadly elliptic, 1.7–3.6 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, base rounded to broadly cuneate, apex acute, often mucronate, upper surface green, with sparse strigose hairs or glabrous, lower surface light green, strigose, often sparsely so; petiole 3–5 mm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, membranous. Inflorescence a 2–6-flowered cluster; pedicle 2–5 mm long, strigose. Sepals 5, sparsely to moderately hairy, margins pubescent; petals 5, suborbicular, 3–4 mm long, clawed, erect, pink or red. Pomes usually obovoid, 6–10 mm diam., glabrous or with sparse hairs, red to orange-red; seeds usually 3–5. Flowers spring.
*GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *OtR. Also naturalised SA, NSW, Tas. Native to the Himalayas. Widely cultivated, naturalised at a range of sites in cooler regions of Victoria, plants escaping from nearby gardens.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|