Linnaea 20: 605 (1847) APNI
Open shrub to 0.6(–1) m high, dioecious; branches minutely hairy. Leaves sessile or with petiole to 1 mm long; lamina linear to very narrowly elliptic, (8–)10–21(–24) mm long, 1–2(–4) mm wide, length-to-width ratio (5–)10, base attenuate, somewhat decurrent, margin flat; apex subacute. Inflorescence a terminal panicle (often terminating short axillary branches and variously reduced), often consisting of several 7-flowered dichasia, each group of dichasia frequently on peduncles to 10 mm long; flowers unisexual. Calyx 0.7–1.2 mm long; corolla 1.5–2 mm long; internally thickened distally to form a rim at mouth, glabrous or sometimes with a few hairs on rim; stamens inserted c. halfway up corolla-tube. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, Wim. Also SA. In mallee and mallee-heath communities in dune sands, sandy loams or on shallow soils associated with rock outcrops.
Specimens with broader leaves, approaching those of L. ovata, occur in the Grampians.
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