Telopea 12: 354 (2009) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Erect rhizomatous shrub to 1.5 m high, ± glabrous, new growth often sparsely hairy; branches flattened and winged, ultimate branches of cladodes 2–10 mm wide, recess at nodes absent or very shallow, often with a white waxy surface that exfoliates when the branches dry. Leaves reduced to scales 1–2 mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm wide from midrib to margin, veins few and faint. Flowers solitary, 8–10 mm long; pedicles 2–2.5 mm long; bracts several, conspicuous, reddish-brown, distichous, 3–3.5 mm long, often persistent; bracteoles inserted near base, caducous; calyx 4.5–5.5 mm long, glabrous; standard ± equal in length to other petals, deep yellow, often suffused with red externally; ovary shortly stipitate, glabrous, c. 6-ovuled. Pods narrow-oblong, 2–3 cm long; stipe not or hardly exceeding calyx. Flowers Sep.-Oct. (in ACT)
MonT, SnM. Also ACT. Known in Victoria from 3 records north-west of Wulgulmerang. Occurs on stony rises in snow gum woodland.
Further material is required to confirm the identity of this species in Victoria as all three collections at MEL are sterile.
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