Telopea 11: 135 (2006) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Perennial subshrub 1–1.5 m high; branches densely covered with simple straight to antrorse, short and long eglandular hairs, and shorter stalked glands and subsessile hemispherical glands. Leaves ovate to broadly ovate, rarely elliptic, simple, 20–50 mm long, 10–45 mm wide, surfaces densely pubescent with glandular and eglandular hairs, lower surface densely covered with subsessile glands, upper surface with occasional subsessile glands, apex subacute, margin crenate to lacerate, slightly recurved; petiole to 8 mm long. Inflorescence usually branched, to 65 cm long, many-flowered; cymes (5–)7–15-flowered, 7-flowered distally; pedicel 1.8–2 mm long, ascending. Calyx 2.5–5 mm long, densely hairy with short curled eglandular hairs, densely covered with subsessile glands, lobes slightly longer to shorter than tube; corolla-tube shorter than calyx, abaxial lip 3–3.6 mm long, with minute, subsessile, hemispherical glands and sometimes with occasional eglandular hairs externally; stamens 6–8 mm long, c. equal to abaxial corolla-lip. Mericarps 1.5–2 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Jun.
EGU, SnM. Known only from a few sites in east Gippsland (Little River Gorge, Reedy Creek, Suggan Buggan, Deddick, Marble Gully near Bindi) where it occurs in woodlands and shrublands, usually on steep, rocky slopes.
Appears to be a relatively short-lived species that may be locally common following fires.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|