J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4: 81 (1981) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub or small tree to 4 m high, green, virtually glabrous to sparsely pubescent with simple and glandular hairs; prickles absent. Leaves lobed or entire, apex acute, base attenuate, concolorous, glabrous; lobed leaves broad-elliptic to ovate, 15–40 cm long; lobes deep, 2–12 cm long, 0.5–1 cm wide; petiole to 1.5 cm long; entire leaves linear to narrow-elliptic, mostly 5–10 cm long, 0.5–1 cm wide; petiole 0.5–1 cm long, decurrent as a raised line. Inflorescences simple or forked at base, to 10-flowered; primary peduncle 0–8 mm long. Flowers on pedicels 2–3(–4) cm long; calyx 3–5 mm long, lobes triangular, 1–2 mm long; corolla more or less rotate to pentagonal, 25–45 mm diam., purple-violet; anthers c. 3 mm long. Berry globose to ovoid, 15–20 mm diam., yellow with purple markings; seeds 2–2.5 mm long, yellowish to light grey; stone-cell granules 2–4 mm long. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtR, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. In Victoria, apparently restricted to montane forests in the east (between Omeo and Mt Tingaringy), often appearing following disturbance or bushfire.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|