in DC., Prodr. 13: 296 (1852) APNI
Sprawling short-lived perennial herb or subshrub to 50 cm high, dark green to purplish-green, sparsely pubescent with minute stellate hairs, young growth with minute glandular hairs; prickles to 10 mm long, straight, scattered to frequent on most parts of plant. Leaves elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, mostly 5–8 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, deeply lobed, concolorous, both surfaces sparsely pubescent, lobes more or less triangular, margins toothed or further lobed; petiole 0.5–1.5 cm long. Inflorescences simple, 1–6-flowered; peduncle 1–10 mm long. Flowers on pedicels 8–10 mm long, elongating in fruit; calyx 5–7 mm long, not greatly accrescent in fruit, lobes narrow-triangular, 1–4 mm long, veins prominent; corolla campanulate-stellate, 10–15 mm long, lilac-blue; anthers 2–2.5 mm long. Berry globose or obovoid, 15–20 mm diam., green or purple; seeds 2–3 mm long, white or yellowish. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, Strz. Also Qld, NSW. Widespread through moister forests of eastern Victoria, from near the coast to the ranges.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|