Bot. Mag. 149: t. 8995 (1924) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub 1–3 m high, spreading or erect. Leaves oblong to obovate, 5–14 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, sessile, flat, keeled below; apex obtuse, sometimes with a short recurved point. Flowers white, often pinkish in bud, 1–3 in upper leaf axils; pedicel 2–6 mm long; hypanthium obconical, 2–4 mm long, smooth, ribs 5, faint; sepals and petals similar, broadly elliptic, c. 1.5 mm long; stamens 5, filaments less than 0.5 mm long; ovary small, near summit of tube, ovules 2. Flowers mostly Jul.–Nov.
CVU, DunT, GGr, MuM, Wim, *GipP, *Strz. Also ?SA. Confined to the Grampians (see note below) where occurring in heathlands and heathy woodlands mostly on sandy soils. Naturalised at Black Rock (south-east suburb of Melbourne).
The odd disjunct record for Mount Gambier, South Australia, may be the result of plants escaping from cultivation. It is a widely grown species used extensively in the cut-flower trade.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|