Prodr. 3: 456 (1828) APNI
Rigid, often widely spreading shrub to 2 m high; branchlets appressed-hairy, glabrescent, often tangled and spiny. Leaves sessile, alternate or often clustered, oblong-cuneate, 5–40 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, apex acute, both surfaces appressed-hairy, glaucous or green. Sepals 5, ovate, 1–2.5 mm long, fused in lower half, pubescent; petals 5(–6), obovate, 2–4 mm long, apex pouched and rounded, white. Drupe ovoid-oblong, 10–20 mm long, purple, red or golden when ripe, edible. Flowers mostly Sep.–Dec.
Glep, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All mainland states. In Victoria, largely confined to the north-west, where locally common on saline flats and floodplains on clay or gypseous soils, but also with isolated occurrences on limestone cliffs near Portland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|