Trans. & Proc. Philos. Inst. Victoria. 2: 74 (1858) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Rounded shrub to c. 2.5 m high, mostly dioecious. Leaves cordate to deltoid, 15–40 mm long, 10–30 mm wide, margins entire or shallowly toothed, surfaces uniformly grey-green or bluish. Male flowers in usually distant, globose clusters in terminal spikes or panicles. Female flowers clustered in leafless panicles, in upper axils or sometimes a few subtending male flowers. Fruiting bracteoles sessile, broadly rhombic or ellipsoid, free above the widest part, united below, pale greyish or straw-coloured, thickened and corky all over at maturity, entire, 2–5 mm long and wide, often slightly wider than long, dorsal appendages absent. Fruits Mar., Oct. (2 records).
MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP. Also SA, NSW. In Victoria apparently confined to the Murray River floodplain in the far north-west and recorded only from Natya area (between Swan Hill and Robinvale), Red Cliffs and Cowra.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|