Prodr. 361 (1810) APNI
Shrub 0.3–2.5 m high; young stems hairy. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, narrowly elliptic to obovate or almost circular, 2–10 mm long, 1–6 mm wide, lower and upper surfaces usually similar in colour, glabrous. Inflorescence terminal, erect, compact, a head of 9–many flowers; involucral bracts leaf-like, 2 or 4, petiolate, elliptic to broadly elliptic, 3–16 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, slightly or markedly larger than leaves, glabrous. Flowers unisexual, yellow or white, hairy outside, sparsely hairy inside floral tube; floral tube 2–6 mm long, style-portion of female flowers shorter than ovary-portion; sepals 1–3 mm long, glabrous inside; pedicel hairy; stamens shorter than sepals; anthers opening laterally or somewhat laterally; ovary distally hairy. Fruit dry, enclosed.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, SnM, VVP, Wim.
The species is characterised by relatively broad, elliptic to almost circular, glabrous leaves, and flowers which are hairy outside and inside and arranged in terminal heads.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|