Straggling prostrate to weakly ascending perennial with branches to c. 2 m long, usually rather sparse. Leaves alternate, petiolate, broadly hastate to deltoid, mostly 10–25 mm long, 5–20 mm wide, thin-textured, bright green, glabrescent above, sparsely mealy below. Panicles axillary and/or terminal, slender, interrupted; perianth 0.5–1 mm diam., tepals sparsely mealy to glabrous; stamen solitary or absent; pericarp thin, membranous, papillate, persistent, blackening at maturity and remaining clasped by incurved tepals. Seed shining black, c. 1 mm diam., smooth to weakly striate. Flowers mostly Sep.–Apr.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, VVP. Also Qld, NSW, NI (naturalised). In Victoria largely confined to sheltered rocky sites east from about Heyfield and not common, but with outlying occurrences in remnant native vegetation in eastern Melbourne suburbs (e.g. Kew, Springvale).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|