in Lam., Encycl. suppl. 1 471 (1811) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Erect or spreading shrub, to c. 1.8 m high, dioecious or monoecious. Leaves ovate to narrowly elliptic, narrowly elliptic to oblong, 15–80 mm long, 8–25 mm wide, margins entire, rarely coarsely toothed, surfaces uniformly silvery or grey-green. Male flowers in dense globose clusters commonly continuous along simple or branched spikes. Female flowers clustered in upper axils. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or minutely pedicellate, fused near base where usually firm and thickened, greyish-mealy, ovoid to rhombic, broadly tapered at base, entire or obscurely 1–2-toothed above midway, mostly 6–10 mm long and wide, dorsal appendages absent. Fruits Oct.-Jan.
Brid, GipP, OtP, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Common on coastal sands, particularly along shores of sheltered bays and inlets (e.g. Port Phillip, Western Port, Corner Inlet).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|