Shrubs to 1.5(–3) m high. Leaves 3–18 mm long, 4–30 mm wide, pilose to glabrescent; leaflets 1–15 mm long, 0.5–2.5 mm wide. Sepals narrowly triangular to deltate, pilose to ciliate, to 3.5 mm long, often with recurved margins. Flowers Nov.–Feb.
Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also Tas. Occurring disjunctly in the Grampians, Mt Richmond near Portland, Bacchus Marsh-Daylesford area, and near Bairnsdale. Occurs in forest, woodland and heath usually on rocky soils. Also Tas. A pre-1900 collection purportedly from Chiltern has not been collected in the region since and so it is doubtful that it occurred in this region.
In the Grampians, there is some variation in indumentum density, from nearly glabrous to pilose, and sepal length (1–3 mm long), but the variation appears to be continuous. Most plants are under 1.5 m high, but very tall examples have been recorded in the far east of the State.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|