R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 470 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Sea box, dysentery bush.
Shrub to 2 m high; leaves opposite, thick, smooth and shiny, lanceolate-oblanceolate, elliptic or ovate-obovate, mucronate, margins inrolled, dark-green, lower surface paler, 2-4 cm long, 1-2 cm wide; petioles c. 5 mm long.
Cymes with c. 8 flowers, axillary or terminal between 2 apical leaves; subsessile or on a pedicel c. 3 mm long; calyx c. 2 mm long; corolla lobes Willie, tube orange, c. 8 mm long, veined, swollen below the c. 6 mm diam. Limb.
Drupes sometimes superposed, globular, orange at maturity, c. 8 mm diam.; seeds usually 1 per drupe.
Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 265.
Occurs mainly in coastal, temperate Australia.
S.Aust.: NU, GT, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Oct. — Feb.
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