Mitt. Bot. Mus. Univ. Zürich 213: 173 (1959) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub to c. 3.5 m high, much-branched, dark to bronze-green; branchlets erect, terete or slightly angular, rigid, striate, often swollen at tips, pubescent between ridges at first, finally glabrous. Leaves alternate, scale-like, ovate to lanceolate, 1–1.5 mm long, erect or spreading, persistent, usually becoming dark. Inflorescences usually 2–9-flowered short, dense, sessile spikes or clusters 2–5 mm long in upper leaf axils; rachis pubescent. Tepals 5, triangular, c. 0.5 mm long, obtuse, yellow-green, persistent. Fruiting receptacle subglobose, 4–8 mm long, white to pink; drupe ellipsoid, 3–4 mm long, smooth or slightly ribbed, glabrous, purplish when ripe. Flowers mostly Sep.–Dec.
Brid, GipP, Glep, OtP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Tas. Confined to coastal dunes and cliffs on and west of Wilsons Promontory, but locally common.
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