Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916: 636 (1917) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Dense, non-lignotuberous shrub or small tree to c. 7 m high; branchlets puberulous. Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, c. 8–26(–32) mm long, 2.1–6.5 mm wide, mucronate, flat to convex, glabrous, lower surface usually distinctly whitish; margins smooth, plane to recurved; petioles puberulous abaxially when young. Flowers 2–13, in axillary spikes or the lowermost solitary and pedunculate; lowermost spikes with peduncle (0.4-)0.8–3(–4) mm long, sterile bracts very rarely present; bracts, bracteoles and sepals obtuse; bracts persistent, 0.3–1.2 mm long; bracteoles 0.4–1.1 mm long; sepals 0.6–1.3 mm long; corolla rotate-campanulate, 1.1–1.8 mm long in female flowers; 1.4–2.3 mm long in males; lobes glabrous to papillose, slightly to c. twice as long as tube; anthers 0.6–1.1 mm long, exserted from corolla tube; ovary plus style 0.8–1.2 mm long. Fruit ovoid, ellipsoid or spherical, 1.8–2.4 mm long, greyish-purple at maturity. Flowers Sep.–Apr.
CVU, EGL, GipP, GGr, OtP, OtR, Strz, WaP, WPro. Also Tas. Occurs on infertile sandy soils at sea-level or on near-coastal high-rainfall ranges. Grows in open-forest, heathy woodland, wet closed scrub and margins of cool-temperate rainforest.
Occasional plants produce inflorescences containing both functionally male and female flowers. In such cases the female flowers are usually basal on spikes and males distal.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|