Linnaea 29: 268 (1858), as P. ovaria APNI
Shrubs to c. 2 m high; branchlets greyish or rusty, stellate-pubescent. Leaves hispid on upper surface with simple or stellate hairs, midrib and secondary veins strongly impressed, lower surface densely white or grey stellate-pubescent, with scattered larger rusty stellate hairs (denser over the veins); stipules 2–7 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence a panicle of 1–several few-flowered clusters. Flowers greenish, cream or crimson-tinged, externally densely stellate-pubescent; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long; sepals persistent; petals absent; disc absent; ovary inferior, summit stellate pubescent. Operculum membranous, c. two-thirds as long as mericarp.
EGL, EGU, GipP, OtP, SnM, WPro.
2 subspecies, both in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|