Fl. Austral. 2: 130 (1864) APNI
Shrub to 3 m high; stems terete, covered with pale, tangled hairs. Leaves alternate, elliptic to narrowly obovate, 7–15(–20) mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, flat or slightly concave; apex acute, pungent; lower surface sparsely hairy, with 3 or more prominent parallel veins; margin incurved; stipules 2–3 mm long, joined for c. half their length, overlapping and obscuring stem. Flowers single or 2 together at tips of short, lateral shoots; bracts broadly ovate 1–3 mm long, persistent, papery, margins ciliate; calyx 5–6 mm long, tube usually glabrous, lobes with pale hairs; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, ovate, c. 3 mm long, glabrous, margins ciliate; standard 9–10 mm wide; ovary and base of style covered with pale, silky hairs. Pod turgid, hairy. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
CVU, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro. Widespread in moist forest on mountain slopes, and subalpine Snow-gum woodlands east of Melbourne (e.g. Kinglake, Toolangi, Powell-town, Baw Baw Plateau etc.), with isolated western occurrences in the Otway Range and near Daylesford.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|