Prodr. 501 (1810) APNI
Shrub 0.3–0.6(–1) m high; branches stiff and often tangled. Leaves in whorls of 3 (or 4), sessile, ovate to narrowly ovate, 1.9–5.2(–9.8) mm long, 1–1.7(–2.2) mm wide, length-to-width ratio (1.5–)2–7(–8.2), sparsely to densely hairy, margin entire and recurved to revolute (such that abaxial surface almost concealed). Bracteoles 1–1.5 mm long. Calyx green, outer surface densely hairy, tube 2.6–3.6 mm long, lobes depressed triangular to very broadly triangular, (0.6–)0.9–1.6 mm long, 1–1.7 mm wide, lobe-to-tube ratio (0.2–)0.3–0.5; corolla 6–7 mm long, white, often with a mauve tinge, with orange to orange-brown dots. Flowers mainly spring.
CVU, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Common in mallee communities of far north-west Victoria on sandy, often calcareous, soils, extending to shallow, often shaley soils of the Bendigo Whipstick mallee areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|