sensu Fl. Victoria 4:254 (1999) APNI
Diffusely branched shrub to 2 m high. Leaves 10–30 cm long; secondary rachises to 20 cm long; primary and secondary rachises may bear wings for all or part of their length, sometimes subtended by a stipel; leaflets linear, elliptic, or occasionally falcate, 15–30(–70) mm long, 5–15 mm wide, margin entire to deeply pinnatifidly lobed; stipels lacking. Inflorescence branched up to the third order (never a primary axis only). Flowers Nov.–Jan.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, VAlp. Also NSW. Grows in margins of warm-temperate rainforests or in dry open-forest, often on shallow, rocky soils, usually between c. 100 and 500 m altitude, mostly east from Bairnsdale, but with a westerly outlier near Chapple Vale in the Otway Ranges.
Apparent hybrids with subsp. 3 are recorded from areas of overlap, and occasionally from areas not known to contain subsp. 2 (e.g. Strzelecki Range, Wilsons Promontory).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|