Establishment means:Sparingly established
Prostrate or sprawling perennials with stems to 1 m long, sparsely branched, branches to 5 mm diam. Leaves mostly elliptic, becoming ovate or lanceolate up branches, 20–40(–60) mm long, 10–25(–35) mm wide, acute or acuminate, dorsoventrally compressed, abruptly constricted at base, margin serrate or entire, green or yellowish green, sometimes with reddish margin; petiole 0–3mm long, up to 15 mm (not in Victoria). Inflorescence a rounded or flat (not in Victoria) thyrse. Flowers 5-merious; calyx-lobes linear-triangular, 1–3 mm long, acute; corolla white tinged pink or red, lobes elliptic-triangular, 4–8(–10) mm long, pointed, widely spreading from base; nectary scales transversely oblong 0.2–0.3 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide; carpels oblong-reniform, with 12–16 ovules. Flowers Jun.–Sep.
*CVU, *EGL, *GipP, *HSF. Also naturalised SA. NSW. Native to South Africa. Known in Victoria from several isolated records, where plants have presumably escaped from nearby gardens or established from dumped garden refuse.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|