Fl. Austral. 5: 168 (1870) APNI
Suberect or rather sprawling shrub, to c.1 m high, chiefly dioecious. Leaves subsessile to shortly petiolate, ovate to obovate or oblong, mostly 10–20 mm long, 2–15 mm wide, margins entire, sometimes incurved or conduplicate, surfaces glistening grey-green. Male plants with flowers densely clustered, forming spikes, sometimes interrupted or branched. Female plants with flowers clustered in axils or forming interrupted spikes. Occasional plants with male and female flowers mixed within the same cluster. Fruiting bracteoles with stipe to 10 mm long, valves free, grey, reniform or cordate, to 7 mm long and 12 mm wide at maturity, thin, appressed, without appendages. Fruits mainly Oct.–Mar.
CVU, LoM, MuM, RobP, VVP. All mainland states. In Victoria uncommon to rare in the far north-west where usually occurring on sandy, limestone-rich soils in elevated, often disturbed sites. A few remarkably disjunct populations occur near Bacchus Marsh on shallow sedimentary and dry basaltic soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|