J. Bot. (Desvaux) 3: 164, 179 (1814) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Perennial herb to 50 cm high; stems erect, covered with fine, short hairs. Basal leaves pinnately lobed or toothed; stem leaves linear-lanceolate, 1–4 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, toothed or entire, with fine, short hairs, marginal hairs longer. Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals c. 0.8 mm long; petals reduced or absent; stamens 2; stigma sessile. Fruit elliptic to ovate, 2.5–5.0 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, sometimes hairy, wings narrow, forming small apical notch; pedicels 3–5 mm long, hairy above and below, terete. Flowers mostly summer–autumn.
CVU, EGU, GipP, VVP, WaP, Wim. Collected from scattered sites on the volcanic plain, but now much reduced from its former range and recorded recently only from e.g. Moorabool, Winchelsea, Bacchus Marsh, Woodend, Trentham. Most recent collections are from disturbed, rather weedy sites. One collection from near Port Fairy is noteworthy for its occurrence in a slightly saline estuary amongst saltmarsh and fringing sedgeland.
Differs from taxa previously included within this species (L. africanum, L. pseudohyssopifolium, L. pseudotasmanicum) in having pedicels hairy on upper and lower surface and in overall cover of plant by fine, short hairs.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|