Watsonia 12: 135 (1978) APNI
Compact trailing shrub; stems 1–1.5 m long, angular, sulcate, deep purple, hairy or glabrescent, with numerous stalked glands and acicles; prickles small, unequal, more or less straight, to c. 3 mm long. Leaves 3–5-foliolate; leaflets ovate to suborbicular, mostly 2–10 cm long, 1–8 cm wide, base cuneate to cordate, margins sharply toothed, upper surface green, glabrescent, lower surface green, with scattered silky hairs, main veins sparsely pilose; stipules linear, glandular. Flowers in terminal, often pendent pyramidal racemes; axis and peduncles hairy, with many purple stalked glands, at least some longer than axis diameter, unequal prickles and acicles also present. Sepals tomentose, appendiculate, becoming appressed to fruit; petals elliptic-ovate to suborbicular, pink; stamens exceeding styles. Fruiting head more or less globose, c. 10 mm diam.; fruit glabrous or pilose, black, not falling from receptacle when ripe. Flowers summer.
*DunT, *GipP, *Glep, *GGr, *MuF, *OtR, *VVP, *WaP. Also SA, Tas. In Victoria, known only from a few scattered collections from higher rainfall parts of the State.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|