Fragm. 1: 119 (1859) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Erect short-lived perennial, to c. 50 cm high; stems deeply ribbed, glandular-pubescent, viscid. Leaves ovate to elliptic in outline, pinnately lobed or lyrate, 4–8 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, acute, both surfaces glandular-hairy, margins toothed; petiole to 3 cm long. Inflorescences leafy racemes to 20 cm long; peduncles 0–20 mm long; pedicels indistinctly articulate, 15–20 mm long; bracteoles linear, 2–10 mm long. Sepals lanceolate, 6–10 mm long; corolla 18–22 mm long, densely hairy inside, scarcely auriculate, wholly mauve or blotched with purple, abaxial lobes 9–10 mm long, wings 2–2.5 mm wide; indusium broad-elliptic; ovules 40–50. Fruit cylindric to ovoid, 10–12 mm long, with bifid valves; seeds broad-elliptic, 2–5 mm long, yellow-brown, tuberculate. Flowers mainly Nov.–Feb.
EGU, HSF. Endemic to Victoria. Rare, known only from rocky, forested or scrubby slopes in rainshadowed valleys of the Macalister, Snowy and Deddick Rivers.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|