J. S. Afr. Bot. 41: 122 (1975) APNI
Shrubs 25–80 cm high, moderately branched, branches 3–9 mm diam. at base. Leaves linear-triangular, 10–35(–50) mm long, 3–6(–8) mm wide, pointed or acute, curved upwards, almost terete to somewhat flattened at the base. Inflorescence bracteate, a rounded thyrse. Flowers 5-merous; calyx-lobes triangular, 0.5–0.7 mm long, acute to rounded; corolla cream, lobes lanceolate, 1.8–2.5 mm long, with dorsal ridge, recurved; nectary scales transversely oblong, 0.2–0.4 mm long, 0.5–0.6 mm wide; carpels, ovoid-conical, with 8–10 ovules. Flowers spring.
*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *NIS, *OtP, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Native to eastern southern Africa.
Recorded as naturalized at Warracknabeal, near Benalla, Winchelsea, Bacchus Marsh and at Studley Park, probably having escaped from nearby gardens or dumped garden refuse.
Commonly cultivated. Plants readily establish from detached leaves and stem-segments.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|