Pl. Vasc. Gen. 227 (1841) APNI
Creeping or twining shrub with stems to c. 2 m long or more (rarely a tangled, more or less erect shrub to c. 60 cm high). Leaves ovate to orbicular, 2–8 cm long, 1–7 cm wide, often thick textured and shining, apex obtuse to rounded, base cordate (occasionally truncate), margins finely crisped, usually also undulate; petiole mostly 8–30 mm long. Flowers clustered in loose, mostly axillary, spikes 2–10 cm long, pedicels shortly exceeding the subtending bract; perianth segments 2–3.5 mm long, free almost to base, yellow-green or reddish-tinged, female flowers elongating to 5 mm in fruit, more or less succulent. Nut ovoid, c. 3 mm long, rounded-trigonous, the faces more or less flat with a broad longitudinal groove, smooth, blackish. Flowers mostly Sep.–Jan.
Brid, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, GGr, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Common along almost the entire Victorian coast, with disjunct occurrences in the southern Grampians and at Mt Arapiles, occurring on and behind dunes, on clifftops and around coastal swamps.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|