Muelleria 10: 31 (1997) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrubs 1–2 m high; branchlets greyish to rusty, stellate-pubescent, rarely with scattered simple hairs. Leaves oblong to narrow-obovate, (6–)10–45 mm long, (1–)2–10 mm wide, apex obtuse to subacute, margins recurved, upper surface hispid with simple hairs, lower surface greyish and densely stellate-pubescent, midrib with sparse simple hairs, secondary veins obscure or apparent, with scattered simple hairs; stipules 1–2.5 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence of small pyramidal panicles, terminal and/or upper-axillary, usually c. 20–50-flowered; bracts deciduous. Pedicels (1.5–)2–3(–3.5) mm long. Flowers cream or yellow, externally stellate-pubescent, with scattered simple hairs; hypanthium 0.5–1 mm long; sepals 1.5–2 mm long, deciduous; petals absent; disc glabrous; ovary superior, glabrous, style branched in middle or lower third. Capsule indented at apex; operculum membranous, sub-equal to mericarp, or indistinct. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF. Also NSW. Scattered in rocky sites mostly near watercourses in the far east, but with an outlying occurrences near Maffra and the far north-east.
A 1969 collection from the lower Genoa River (near Gypsy Point) is aberrant in having small, narrow leaves, as indicated by bracketed values in descption above, and flowers with hispid discs and ovaries. Further searching of this locality is required to determine whether the specimen represents a freak development or is part of a uniform population possibly requiring formal recognition.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|