Fl. Austral. 2: 134 (1864) APNI
Rigid shrub 30–50 cm high; stems terete, pubescent. Leaves alternate, narrowly obovate, 3–9 mm long, 1.5–3(–4) mm wide, often almost conduplicate when dry; apex obtuse, recurved; upper surface usually glabrous, paler than lower; lower surface with pale, appressed hairs, occasionally slightly scabrous; margin incurved; stipules triangular, less than 1 mm long, closely appressed to stem. Inflorescence a head-like cluster of 2–8 flowers; bracts broadly ovate to orbicular, upper margin ciliate, usually split, at least innermost bracts deciduous at anthesis; calyx 6–7 mm long covered with pale, appressed hairs; bracteoles attached at or below middle of calyx tube, narrowly to broadly ovate, c. 3 mm long, margin and midrib hairy; standard 7–10 mm wide; ovary and base of style densely covered with short, pale, silky hairs. Pod ovate, beaked, hairy. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuM, NIS, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Common in dry forests, usually Box-Ironbark associations, of central Victoria (e.g. Rushworth, Warby Range, Bendigo, and Pyrenees Range) with outlying occurrences in the east near Bruthen and Licola, and in the west near Underbool.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|