Victorian Naturalist 73: 197 (1957) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Slender shrub with trailing to ascending branches to c. 1.5 m long; stems glabrous and minutely tuberculate or with short stiff hairs and setae to 1 mm long. Leaves mostly alternate, occasionally the lower ones opposite or in whorls of 3, narrow-deltoid to suborbicular, 5–12 mm long and wide on lower stems, reduced in flowering region, acute or obtuse, margins flat or recurved, toothed, usually undulate, surfaces glabrous or with a few fine, stiff hairs particularly near margins. Inflorescences 1–3-flowered; peduncles 4–12 mm long, with dense, sometimes gland-tipped setae. Sepals broad-ovate, c. 2 mm long, deciduous; petals c. obovate, 8–13 mm long, deep lilac-pink, rarely white, deciduous; ovary glandular-hairy, ovules 4. Fruit ovate, narrow-trapeziform or elliptic, 5–10 mm long, beaked; seeds obovoid, c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Jul.–Jan.
CVU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF. Endemic in Victoria. Localized near Healesville and Gembrook, on French Island and in the Pyrete Ranges north of Melton. Grows in open-forests and tall mountain forests.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|