Sp. Pl. 2: 784 (1753) APNI
Medium to large shrub 1–4 m high; stems obscurely 2- or 4-ridged, becoming terete with age. Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 2–6.5 cm long, 4–15 mm wide, base attenuate or cuneate, apex usually acute, lower surface paler than upper, tertiary nerves finely reticulate. Flowers in sparse to dense terminal corymbs; sepals unequal, broadly obovate-oblong to lanceolate, 3–4.5 mm long, not black-dotted; petals narrowly oblanceolate, 12–17 mm long, bright yellow, not black-dotted, persistent after flowering; stamens numerous, in 3 indistinct bundles, slightly shorter than petals; styles 3, 2.5–5 times longer than ovary. Fruit ovoid to ellipsoid, considerably longer than sepals; seeds flattened-cylindric, 0.5–1.5 mm long, minutely ridged longitudinally. Flowers Oct.–May.
*GipP, *OtP. Native to the Canary Islands. Occasionally grown in cultivation in Australia, becoming weedy in coastal scrub around Port Phillip Bay and Western Port (e.g. Flinders, Black Rock, Elsternwick, Drysdale).
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