Bot. Mag. 63: sub t.3461 (1836) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Spreading to sprawling shrub to 2 m high; branches glabrous, woody near base, often rooting when in contact with ground. Leaves broadly elliptic to obovate-oblong or oblong, 5–10 cm long, 2.5–5 cm wide, glossy, coriaceous to almost fleshy, glabrous or minutely pubescent on midrib and margins when young, apex obtuse, base obtuse, margins entire; petiole (1.5–)2–6 mm long. Racemes lateral, usually exceeding leaves, 30–80 mm long, 32–67(–116)-flowered; peduncle 30–50 mm long; bracts narrowly subulate, ciliolate; pedicels 2–5 mm long. Calyx lobes 2–3 mm long in fruit, ciliolate; corolla 4–5 mm long, purple. Capsule broadly ovate, to 6 mm long and 4 mm wide, obtuse or subacute, glabrous; style (6.5–)9–15 mm long. Flowers most of the year.
*HSF, *VVP. Also naturalised SA. Native to New Zealand. Recorded twice in Victoria, on a steep rocky slope beside the road at Walhalla and along the Yarrowee River in Ballarat.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|