Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Usually twiggy to divaricate shrubs to c. 1 m high; branchlets lacking spines. Leaves usually clustered; petioles 0.2–0.7 mm long; lamina more or less terete, 2.5–5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide (rarely more), grooved beneath, upper surface glabrous, smooth, midrib beneath with simple hairs; stipules triangular, 1.1–2 mm long, acute. Flowers in axillary clusters or very short racemes, up to 10 per cluster/raceme; bracts dark brown to black, broadly ovate to elliptic, 2–4.6 mm long, obtuse, ciliate on margins; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long; perianth tubular, 5–7 mm long, white; basal tubular part 2.5–3.5 mm long, with appressed simple hairs overlying stellate hairs, at least in the upper part; sepals 2.6–4 mm long, with hairs as in the upper part of the tube; petals 1.2–1.6 mm long; style minutely 3-lobed at summit, stellate-hairy in lower third. Fruit 3–4 mm long. Flowers Jun.–Oct.
EGU. Known only from rain-shadow woodland adjacent to the upper Snowy River near the New South Wales border.
This taxon was previously referred to C. tomentosa var. 2 in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|