Hortus Kew. 2: 16 (1789) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Erect shrub to c. 1 m high, young stems tomentose, with short simple hairs. Leaves in whorls of 3, linear, (3–)5–10 mm long, 0.7–1.0 mm wide, margins acute, sparsely ciliate. Flowers solitary in axils of upper leaves, forming subterminal or terminal 3-flowered clusters; bracteoles 2 or 3, c. 1 mm long, when present, the third bracteole inserted below the upper pair; sepals 3.5–4.0 mm long, strongly keeled, embracing the corolla, ciliolate; corolla tubular, slightly decurved, c. 25 mm long, dark red, lobes obtuse, often with a short mucro, sometimes emarginate, 2–3 mm long, spreading to recurved; stamens fully exserted at anthesis; locules of anthers ± free, c. 2.5 mm long, each with a dorsal awn-like appendange c. 1 mm long. Fruit not seen. Flowers Aug.–Sep. (1 record).
*HSF. Native to South Africa, known in Victoria from a single naturalised population near Beaconsfield Upper, where plants have apparently spread from an old garden. .
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