Ann. Wiener Mus. Naturgesch. 2: 83 (1846) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Soft, spreading shrub 1–2 m high; stems terete, pubescent, often golden. Leaves alternate, elliptic to orbicular, concave 1–3 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, often recurved; apex obtuse; upper surface usually pubescent and paler than lower; lower surface with spreading hairs; midrib inconspicuous; margin incurved; stipules lanceolate, 1–2 mm long. Flowers solitary in axils toward tips of short lateral branches; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracts absent; calyx 4–5 mm long, tube sparsely hairy, upper lobes broad, narrowing abruptly into an acute point, lower lobes narrower, deeply divided, margins densely hairy; bracteoles attached about middle of calyx tube, leaf-like, 3-lobed, centre lobe green with spreading hairs, outer stipular lobes brown and papery; standard c. 8 mm wide; ovary and style glabrous except for tuft of hairs at base of style. Pod ovate, hairy at apex, enclosed by calyx. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
CVU, EGL, GipP, HSF, NIS, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Uncommon in Victoria, confined to small areas in the north-east, from the Warby Range to Myrtleford and Wodonga areas, and in Gippsland near Briagolong and north of Dargo, usually in dry, open-forest.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|