Prodr. 516 (1810) APNI
Shrub or tree to c. 6 m high, glabrous; branches obscurely tuberculate or non-tuberculate. Leaves alternate, scattered, lanceolate to broad-elliptic, mostly 3–9 cm long, 10–22 mm wide, thick and fleshy, apex acute or obtuse, margins entire or serrulate towards apex; petiolate. Inflorescences 3–8-flowered; pedicels 5–10 mm long, glabrous. Sepals more or less ovate, usually 2–3 mm long, acute or obtuse, imbricate, margins winged and sometimes irregularly toothed, glabrous; corolla 3–6 mm long, glabrous outside, inside of lobes pubescent, white, often spotted purplish on lobes and upper tube; stamens included; ovary glabrous, style glabrous or pubescent. Fruit globose, c. 8 mm diam., succulent, bluish-purple, drying brownish. Flowers mainly Sep.–Dec.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, HSF, MuF, MuM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. A frequent component of coastal habitats, commonly on dunes and cliffs, and extending well inland in the west.
A very variable species with respect to stature and leaf morphology (size, shape and degree of serration). Populations containing individuals with distinctly different foliage-forms are sometimes encountered.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|