Brunonia 7: 43 (1984) APNI
Erect to spreading shrub to 4 m. Leaves sessile or petiolate, usually obovate, sometimes spathulate, rarely elliptic, 2.3–7.5(–9) cm long, 6–10(–18) mm wide, broadly acute to obtuse, sometimes rounded, shortly apiculate, entire or irregularly sinuate or irregularly and minutely dentate; lateral venation usually conspicuous on lower surface; petiole, when present, 1–10 mm long.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Found mainly in southern parts of Victoria in higher rainfall areas in a variety of habits including open-forest, open woodland and mallee shrublands.
Subsp. spatulata is the most variable subspecies, especially in leaf morphology. Populations in the Grampians and surrounding ranges differ from other populations in having obovate leaves that are slightly thicker, broader and more rigid with variously and minutely dentate margins. Plants from the Warrandyte area tend to have larger leaves than other populations. The subspecies intergrades with subspp. cuneata and angustissima.
See description for D. viscosa for features of the species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|