Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 70 (1805) APNI
Erect to spreading shrub to c. 2 m high; branches often square in section, glabrous or scabrous. Leaves obovate, suborbicular, broad-ovate or lanceolate, mostly 15–50 mm long and 10–25 mm wide, acute to obtuse, shortly acuminate and mucronate, glabrous but upper surface often scabrous, margins recurved, often scabrous; petiole 2–5 mm long; stipules triangular, toothed. Flowers subsessile, unisexual (female flowers sometimes with staminodes), in small terminal or axillary clusters. Male flowers in dense, many-flowered clusters on short axillary branches; calyx small, cup-like; corolla campanulate, c. 6 mm long, lobes scarcely longer than tube. Female flowers in groups of 3 on short axillary branches; calyx with 5 acute teeth; corolla campanulate, c. 4 mm long, lobes longer than tube, recurved; style usually 2-branched. Drupe obovoid to subglobose, 7–8 mm long, orange to reddish. Flowers Aug.–Apr.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Common and widespread mostly in moist montane forests of western and eastern Victoria, often on rocky sites.
|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|