Hort. Brit., edn 1, 53 (1826) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Shrub to 3 m tall; branches hirsute or pubescent with glandular stellate hairs below longer simple hairs. Leaves broadly ovate to lanceolate, or orbicular, 3–18 cm long, 2–13 cm wide, discolorous; base deeply cordate; margins coarsely serrate; apex acuminate to obtuse. Flowers axillary, solitary or in clusters of up to 3; calyx 5-ribbed, ± urceolate, 7–15 mm long; lobes lanceolate, keeled basally; corolla yellow to orange, exceeding the calyx; lobes 8–15 mm long, rounded apically; staminal column c. 7 mm long, stellate-hairy towards base; styles 8–10. Fruit ovoid-globular, 10–15 mm high, stellate-pubescent with longer simple hairs along sutures, adjacent mericarps adhering for less than a third of their surface, but remaining fused basally; mericarps 2–3-seeded, c. 10 mm high, 5–7 mm wide, beaked apically. Flowers Sep. (2 records)
*GipP. Also naturalised in WA, Qld, NSW. Native to South America. Sometimes grown as an ornamental, occasionally colonising disturbed sites in the Melbourne area.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|