Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 124 (1855)
Prostrate shrub, often rooting along main branches; young stems usually appressed-hairy. Leaves alternate, ovate to broadly elliptic or almost orbicular, 4–8 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, glabrescent; apex with a recurved terminal point; margins often curved upwards, finely toothed; petiole 1–2 mm long. Flowers white, sessile, in terminal heads; floral bracts oblong to orbicular, obtuse, silky, caducous, almost reaching rim of hypanthium; hypanthium silky; sepals brown, triangular, 1.5–2 mm long, silky; petals broadly obovate to orbicular, c. 2 mm diam.; stamens white, 4–7 mm long; style 5–9 mm long; ovary 2- or 3-celled. Fruit purple, fleshy, c. spherical, 8–12 mm diam., deciduous. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
Brid, Glep, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Found mainly on sandy soils in the Little and Big Deserts, but with isolated occurrences on near-coastal dunes between Portland and Nelson.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||cultivated|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|