Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 119 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Spreading, occasionally prostrate shrub to 50 cm high; stems terete, covered with white woolly hairs, often largely obscured by stipules. Leaves broadly ovate, 2–3 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, strongly recurved; apex acute, shortly mucronate; surfaces glabrous, the lower with prominent raised veins, slightly paler than upper; margin flat; stipules c. 2 mm long, pale and papery, margins densely woolly-ciliate. Flowers axillary, clustered towards tips of branches; bracts absent; stipules of floral leaves slightly enlarged; calyx 4–7 mm long, tube glabrous, margins of lobes densely white-woolly; bracteoles attached near centre of calyx tube, lanceolate, 3–6 mm long with a central line of pale hairs, attached at base of calyx tube; standard c. 7.5 mm wide; ovary and base of style covered with pale hairs. Pod turgid, covered with pale, silky hairs, two-thirds enclosed by calyx. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
EGU, GGr, LoM, NIS. Also SA. Uncommon in Victoria, mostly in mallee areas in the north-west (e.g. south of Murrayville, Wathe state Forest, Sunset Plains), with an isolated eastern occurrence on marble cliffs near headwaters of the Tambo River and possibly also near Beechworth.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|