Victorian Naturalist 68: 142 (1951) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Shrub 1–3 m high; branchlets densely stellate-pubescent (rarely with a few simple hairs). Leaves broad-ovate to broad-obovate, 20–50 mm long, 15–30 mm wide, obtuse to emarginate, margin plane, upper surface sparsely stellate- and/or simple-pubescent with impressed secondary veins above, lower surface densely whitish-stellate-pubescent, sometimes with sparse, rusty, stellate (and sometimes simple) hairs, mostly on veins; stipules 4–5 mm long, deciduous; panicles c. pyramidal, 3–10 cm long; bracts weakly persistent or deciduous. Flowers cream, externally whitish with stellate and sparse simple hairs; pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm long; hypanthium 0.5–1 mm long; sepals 1.6–2 mm long, deciduous; petals absent; disc absent; ovary virtually inferior, summit villous, style branched in lower half. Operculum c. half to subequal to mericarp. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Confined in Victoria to the upper Genoa River near the New South Wales border, but very scarce there.
Close to P. prunifolia but differing in the broader leaves that are more sparsely and finely stellate- and/or simple-pubescent above, and more softly and finely pubescent below, with few if any, rusty hairs.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|