Index Sem. Hort. Berol. App. 8: 18, no. 39 (1853) APNI
Sprawling or almost prostrate annual herb to 1 m across, green, pubescent with small glandular and simple hairs; prickles absent. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, mostly 3–7 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, apex acute or acuminate, base cuneate to attenuate, margins usually shallowly lobed, concolorous, both surfaces sparsely pubescent to glabrescent; petiole 1–4 cm long. Inflorescences simple, 2–5-flowered; peduncle 1.5–2 cm long, deflexed from base in fruit. Flowers on pedicels 7–10 mm long; calyx 2–3 mm long, lobes rounded to broad-triangular, 0.5–1 mm long, slightly enlarged in fruit; corolla stellate, 8–12 mm diam., white, lobes ovate to oblong; anthers 1.5–2 mm long. Berry globose, 8–10 mm diam., green; seeds 1.8–2.2 mm long, fawn and green; stone-cell granules c. 0.8 mm diam. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, MSB, OtP, OtR, RobP, Strz, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. New Guinea. Found in more mesic habitats (e.g. wetter tall open forest) mostly in eastern Victoria with a few scattered collections from the west and north-west.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|