Prodr. 538 (1810)
Decumbent to erect shrub 15–100 cm high; branchlets pubescent. Leaves ascending to spreading, dense, narrow-linear, 9.5–25 mm long, 0.3–0.6(–1) mm wide, mucronate, scabrous, lower surface usually with only midrib visible; margins flat to revolute. Flowers usually erect, subsessile, solitary; bracts and bracteoles obtuse or broadly acute; bracts c. 0.5–8 mm long; bracteoles c. 7–9 mm long; sepals ovate, 9–12 mm long; corolla tube mostly yellow, sometimes reddish at base and green toward apex, cylindric, 9–20 mm long, equal to or exceeding sepals, with scattered hairs internally; lobes green, triangular, 4–6 mm long, acute, densely bearded inside, anthers exserted from corolla tube, style c. 11–16 mm long. Fruit ovoid to globose c. 5–15 mm long, white at maturity. Flowers Aug.–Nov.
DunT, EGL, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuM, VAlp, VRiv, Wim. Also NSW, Tas. Occurs principally in heathland and heathy woodland on sandy or rocky sites, chiefly in the Grampians where moderately common, but with disjunct occurrences further east, e.g. near Avenel, Moroka Gorge, Gippsland Lakes area (e.g. Sperm Whale Head).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|