Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Sprawling to erect subshrub to c. 60 cm high. Leaves linear, semi-terete, 5–12 mm long, appearing grey from a dense covering of simple, semi-appressed hairs. Flowers 2 or 3. Aggregate fruit woody, shortly pubescent, the lower part subglobular, 3–5 mm diam., hollow at base; cylindrical processes 1–3, woody, widely divergent, 2–3.5 mm long. Fruits mostly Sep.–Nov.
LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP. Also NT, SA, NSW. Occasional in far north-western Victoria (e.g. Lake Wallawalla, Mildura, Underbool, Sea Lake areas), on saline, seasonally wet, cracking clay soils, usually in low shrubland formations.
Victorian records of D. biflorus var. cephalocarpus (F. Muell.) A.J. Scott were based on mis-determined specimens of the typical variety: var. cephalocarpus differs from var. biflorus in the 4–7-flowered axillary clusters and is known only from northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|