Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 629 (1917) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Erect shrub 2–4 m high; branch tips drooping, young stems villous. Leaves alternate, linear to narrowly lanceolate, spreading, 4–12 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, pubescent to glabrous, concave above, keeled below; apex acute; margins entire; petiole c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers white, more or less sessile, crowded in upper leaf axils or on leafy side branches; floral bracts absent; hypanthium villous; sepals green, narrowly triangular, 1.5–2 mm long; petals orbicular, c. 2.5 mm diam.; stamens white, 3–7 mm long; style c. 5 mm long; ovary usually 3-celled. Fruit 2.5–3.5 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., not woody, dehiscent by terminal valves. Flowers mainly Oct.–Jan.
EGL, EGU, GipP, OtP, WaP, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. Found mainly in coastal and hinterland areas east from Wilsons Promontory but of sporadic occurrence and with isolated western records from near Peterborough and the Anglesea area. A form along rocky streambanks in the Cann River-Genoa area is generally taller and has finer, paler leaves than the common form around e.g. Wilsons Promontory.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|