J. Bot. 1: 256 (1834) APNI
Shrub to small tree, 2–8 m high; branchlets densely stellate-pubescent. Leaves ovate to broadly elliptic, mostly 15–20 mm long, 8–12 mm wide, obtuse, rarely emarginate, margins usually sinuate-dentate, upper surface glabrous or sparsely simple- or stellate-hispid, lower surface densely stellate-pubescent beneath, lateral veins usually conspicuous; stipules 2–4 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescences slender terminal and/or axillary racemes or panicles, 2–4 cm long; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream, externally greyish or rusty stellate-pubescent; pedicels 1–3.5 mm long; hypanthium c. 1 mm long; sepals 1.5–1.8(–2) mm long, deciduous; petals absent; disc absent; ovary c. half superior, summit stellate-pubescent, style branched at or above middle. Operculum membranous, from one-third to nearly equal mericarp length, or sometimes indistinct. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
CVU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP. Also SA, Tas. Scattered through sheltered forests and riparian scrubs from the far south-west to near Rosedale.
Some intergradation with P. elachophylla probably occurs in the Grampians (and possibly other areas) where the 2 species grow together.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|