Tabl. Encycl. 2: 18 (1794) APNI
Sprawling perennial herb to 1 m high, green or grey-green, pubescent with simple hairs; prickles absent. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, usually 2–7 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, apex acute or acuminate, base truncate to attenuate, margins entire or shallowly lobed, discolorous, upper surface sparsely pubescent, lower surface more densely pubescent; petiole to 5 cm long. Inflorescences simple, 5–10-flowered; peduncle 1–2 cm long, elongating and deflexed from base in fruit. Flowers on pedicels 5–8 mm long; calyx 1–3.5 mm long, lobes lanceolate to narrow-triangular, 0.5–1.5 mm long, accrescent; corolla deeply stellate, 12–20 mm diam., white, lobes more or less oblong; anthers 2.5–3.5 mm long. Berry globose, 5–9 mm diam., blackish; seeds 1–1.8 mm long, brownish-yellow. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
*EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *VVP. Also naturalised NT, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT. Native to South America. Found in a few scattered Victorian localities, mainly in disturbed sites in more mesic areas (e.g. river banks, winter-wet ditches).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|