Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 18: t. 1560 (1833) APNI
Erect shrub or small tree, c. 1–5 m high; branchlets minutely and sparsely pubescent. Leaves erect to spreading, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 15–35 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, slightly convex to flat, slightly discolorous, subglaucous beneath, glabrous; apex broadly acute, thickened and channelled. Flowers white, 6–13, in terminal and near-terminal spikes 1–3 cm long; bracteoles ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, broadly acute to obtuse, glabrous; sepals white, ovate, 1.5–1.9 mm long, acute, glabrous; corolla 3.5–5 mm long, lobes slightly longer than tube, acute, densely and shortly bearded within; anthers with recurved sterile tips; ovary 4- or 5-locular, glabrous, style 0.5–1 mm long. Fruit spherical, c. 4.5 mm diam., white and fleshy when ripe. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, HFE, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Common on dunes and sandstone and limestone slopes along almost the entire Victorian coastline, rarely extending more than c. 0.5 km from the shore, but occurring up to c. 15 km inland beside the Glenelg River near Drik Drik in the far south-west. .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|