Prodr. 2: 33 (1825) APNI
Shrub to c. 3 m high; branchlets with stellate and sparse to mid-dense simple hairs. Leaves narrow-ovate to broad-elliptic, 30–100 mm long, 10–50 mm wide, acute or obtuse, margin plane, upper surface glabrous, lower surface greyish stellate-pubescent, with very sparse to mid-dense, spreading, often rusty simple hairs on nerves and internerves, secondary (and often tertiary) nerves apparent; stipules 3–8 mm long, deciduous. Panicles c. hemispherical to pyramidal, 4–15 cm long; bracts deciduous. Flowers bright yellow, externally greyish with sparse to mid-dense simple hairs; pedicels 2–5 mm long; hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long; sepals 2–3 mm long, deciduous; petals broad-spathulate, usually auriculate at base, 2–2.5 mm long; disc absent; ovary virtually inferior, summit with simple hairs, style branched above midway. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF, MonT, Strz. Also NSW, Tas. Locally common in lowland open-forests, woodlands and heaths in the east (Orbost to Cann River), with scattered occurrences westward to Western Port (French Island).
Specimens with very sparse simple hairs on the calyx and leaf undersurface may be difficult to distinguish from P. elliptica and at least some of these specimens may be of hybrid origin.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|