Prodr. 455 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub (0.5–)1–2 m high, dioecious; branches glabrous or minutely papillose. Leaves subsessile with petiole less than 0.8 mm long; lamina somewhat thickened, rather stiff, broadly ovate to ovate, rarely narrowly ovate, 16–27(–36) mm long, (6–)7–20(–26) mm wide, length-to-width ratio 1.2–2.5(–3.5), base rounded to slightly cuneate, margin slightly thickened and slightly recurved, apex obtuse, sometimes minutely mucronate, lower surface glabrous, with minute papillae often restricted to marginal region. Inflorescence a terminal panicle, usually foliose, many-flowered; flowers unisexual. Calyx 1–1.5(–2) mm long; corolla 2.5–3 mm long, lobes 1–1.5 mm long, inner surface glabrous except for a band of crinkled hairs which is restricted to an internally thickened rim in mouth; stamens inserted c. halfway up corolla-tube. Flowers usually Aug.–Nov.
Brid, DunT, Glep, GGr, OtR, VVP, WaP. Also SA. Mainly on the south-western coasts near Portland, Port Fairy and near Peterborough in Victoria, where occasional on sandy soils usually derived from limestone.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|