Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 1: 124 (1855)
Dense, erect shrub, usually 1–2 m high, sometimes single stemmed and over 4 m high; bark on young stems fissured, usually peeling in short oblong pieces; young stems minutely pubescent. Leaves, alternate, obovate to oblanceolate, spreading, 5–13 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, bright green to grey-green, minutely pubescent to glabrescent, hairs often restricted to leaf margins, more or less flat; apex acute to acuminate; margins entire; petiole 0.5–1 mm long. Flowers white, crowded in upper leaf axils or on leafy side branches; pedicels 3–5 mm long, pubescent, sometimes glabrescent; floral bracts absent; hypanthium pubescent, sometimes glabrescent, rugulose, 2.5–3.5 mm long; sepals green, reddish at base, triangular, 1–1.5 mm long; petals orbicular, c. 1.5–2.5 mm diam.; stamens white, usually 50–64, 1–4 mm long, rarely with a few stamens shorter than petals; style 1.5–2.5 mm long; ovary usually 3-celled, sometimes 4- or 5-celled. Fruit c. 3.5 mm long, c. 4 mm diam., not woody, dehiscent by terminal valves. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
EGU, HFE, HNF. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Occurs in dry rocky sites or in wet gullies in montane and subalpine woodland in eastern Victoria, generally above c. 900 m altitude.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|