Prodr. 360 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub 1–3 m high; stems glabrous. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, narrowly elliptic to linear, 4–25 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, concolorous, green, glabrous. Inflorescence terminal, but sometimes on a very short lateral branchlet, a compact head of 3–9 flowers; involucral bracts leaf-like, 2 or rarely 4, sessile, narrowly elliptic to ovate, 3–11 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, as long or longer than inflorescence, glabrous, green. Flowers unisexual, usually yellowish, glabrous inside and outside; floral tube in male flowers 1–3 mm long, in female flowers c. 3 mm long and style-portion poorly defined; sepals 1–2 mm long in males, c. 0.5 mm long in females; pedicel glabrous; stamens shorter than sepals; anthers opening laterally or somewhat laterally. Fruit red, succulent, naked, floral tube splitting irregularly near base. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
EGU, HNF, HSF, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Growing along mountain streams in a few isolated areas.
Plants are glabrous throughout and often with elongate leaves.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|