J. Bot. 77: 210 (1939) APNI
Erect or weak shrub 30–80(–120) cm high; stems usually finely pubescent, sometimes glabrous. Leaf-lamina narrowly to broadly lanceolate to oblanceolate, or sometimes orbicular, 5–50 mm long, 3.5–15 mm wide, acute or obtuse, sometimes mucronate, base cuneate; petiole to 2 mm long. Umbels terminal, compound, 15–50 mm diam.; peduncle 5–30 mm long; bracts linear, 4–8 mm long; rays 3–15 or more, 2.5–10 mm long; bracteoles linear, 2–4 mm long; umbellules 3–6-flowered. Petals white or cream. Fruit tuberculate, 1.5–2.5 mm long, 1.5–2.1 mm wide, often furrowed at the rib, narrow to broad at mericarp junction. Flowers Aug.–Jan.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. A denizen of dryish woodland, forest or heathland on rocky or sandy soils disjunctly distributed across southern Victoria.
A variable species requiring revision across its entire range. In Victoria a number of forms are apparent: the typical form with lanceolate to elliptic or oblanceolate, and acute leaves is found in rocky areas of the Grampians, Mt Buffalo and inland East Gippsland; a form with orbicular, ciliate and obtuse leaves occurs on sand in coastal and near-coastal East Gippsland; and another form with leaves that are ovate and acute occurs in rocky areas of the Brisbane Ranges and Lerderderg Gorge. A number of names have been applied to these forms under Trachymene lanceolata but have not been accepted as the boundaries between them becomes indistinct outside of Victoria. To further confound the situation in Victoria P. lanceolata and P. ericoides are sometimes difficult to distinguish (see P. ericoides).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|