Victorian Naturalist 72: 22 (1955) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Dioecious, erect shrub to c. 2.5 m high; branchlets angular, ribbed or flattened. Leaves simple, elliptic, rarely obovate, 4.5–9.5 cm long, 1.5–4.0 cm wide, acute, margin revolute, surfaces glabrous, not viscid, usually white-spotted below; petiole 4–10.5 mm long. Flowers in axillary few-flowered cymes, sometimes solitary; pedicels 3.5–8.5 mm long; sepals 4, lanceolate to ovate, 2–3.4 mm long, caducous; stamens 8, longer than sepals; ovary glabrous. Capsule 4-winged, depressed-obovate or transversely elliptic in outline, 10–13 mm long, 15–24 mm wide, glabrous, wings 6–8.5 mm wide, membranous; seeds lenticular, 2.8–3 mm long, black, dull, exarillate. Flowers spring and summer.
EGL, EGU, HNF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Disjunctly distributed on rocky ground in eastern Victoria with populations in the Pine Mountain area and in gorge tracts of the Snowy and Combienbar Rivers.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|