Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
Bushy shrub to about 3 m high. Leaves distributed along younger stems, petiole 10-15mm, with the upper part meeting a tapering lower leaf. Pale brown tomentose at first but becoming glabrous on both surfaces. Inflorecence an erect terminal, with c. 20 flowers. Sepals pilose, purplish or reddish. Petals white, filaments pink. (summary of Webb et al 1988)
July, August, September, October, November, December
Perennial. 6 months flowering, 6 months fruiting.
Reason for introduction
Can invade poor soils so is a species to watch (Ewen Cameron 1996)
umbellata: Bearing flowers in umbels