Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral. 3: 296 (1837) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Perennial subshrubs to 50 cm high, much branched, branches to 10 mm diam. Leaves oblanceolate, (10–)15–35 mm long, 5–13 mm wide, obtuse, dorsoventrally compressed, tapering towards base, green, often with a red margin. Inflorescence a rounded thyrse. Flowers 5-merious; calyx-lobes triangular, 2.5–3 mm long, acute, often minutely toothed along margin; corolla white, sometimes tinged red, lobes oblong-ovate, 4–5.5 mm long, acute, with a dorsal appendage, recurved, becoming reflexed; nectary scales transversely oblong, 0.3–0.4 mm long, 0.4–0.6 mm wide; carpels oblong-reniform. Flowers Mar.–Jun.
*VVP. Native to South Africa. Known in Victoria from a single population near Geelong, plants apparently established from dumped garden refuse.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|