in E.Phillips, Gen. S. Afr. Flow. Pl. 249 (1926) APNI
Stems to c. 2 m long, 8–13 mm diam. Leaves 4–10 cm long, 5–12 mm thick, dull to bright shining green, c. equilateral near the middle, all faces slightly concave, the keel usually reddish, denticulate at least in the upper half. Flowers 7–8.5 cm diam.; pedicel 1–2 cm long; calyx tube turbinate or oblong-turbinate; sepals 5, the 2 longest 20–45 mm long, with denticulate keels; petaloid staminodes c. 120–130, 30–35 mm long, in 3–5 series, yellow becoming flesh-pink, densely streaked brown throughout when dry; stamens c. 400–600, in 5–8 series; ovary convex on top with a central depression; styles 8–10, free. Fruit hemispherical to subglobose, or obovoid, indented at apex, barely compressed, 2.5–3 cm long. Flowers most of year.
*GipP, *MuM, *OtP, *Strz, *VVP, *WaP. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Native to South Africa. Sometimes becoming established on sandy soils near coasts (e.g. Port Campbell, Point Lonsdale, Mornington Peninsula, Walkerville) where planted for dune stabilization.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|