Bot. Mag. 58: t. 3053 (1831) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub to 2.5 m high; branchlets villous with ± straight or crinkled, often rusty hairs overtopped by much longer spreading hairs. Leaves narrow linear to narrowly oblong or narrowly elliptic, 2.5–5(–6) cm long, 4–7(–9) mm wide; apex shortly acute or obtuse with a short mucro; upper surface arched up either side of depressed midrib, glabrous, smooth or minutely scabrous; lower surface with dense, curled and long hairs; margins recurved to revolute; stipules subulate, 3–5 mm long, densely hairy. Inflorescence ± sessile, usually 2–3-flowered; pedicels 2–3 mm long, densely villous; bract inserted up to 1 mm below bracteoles, lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, somewhat obscured by dense hair; bracteoles lanceolate, 2–3.5(–4) mm long; calyx 5–6.5 mm long; corolla mauve; standard 8–10.5 mm long (including claw), wider than long; keels shorter than wings; stamen-filaments to 5.5 mm long. Pods sessile, with moderate cover of rusty indumentum. Flowers Aug.–Sep.
EGU, HSF. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Occurs in East Gippsland on Mt Kaye with an outlier further west on Mt Hedrick in dry open forest on rocky slopes.
Previously treated as a widely variable species with many forms, most of which are now accounted for in Hovea asperifolia. Hovea pannosa is characterised by the long spreading hairs on stems, petioles, pedicles, calyces, and the lower surface of leaves.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|