Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 42: 52 (1918) APNI
Erect or straggling shrub to c. 50 cm high; younger branchlets shortly pubescent. Leaves broadly ovate, 1.5–5 mm long, 1–3.5 mm wide, cordate and stem-clasping at base, slightly recurved above with a thickened blunt tip, concave, dull, glabrous, concolorous, palmately 5–7-veined, the veins usually once or twice branched; margins glabrous to sparsely ciliate. Flowers white (often pink in bud), 1–4 in terminal or upper-axillary spikes 4–7 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 1–1.3 mm long, obtuse, glabrous or minutely ciliate along the midrib; sepals ovate, 1.6–2.3 mm long, acute, usually minutely hispid near apex; corolla c. 3 mm long, lobes ± equal to tube, acute, densely bearded within; anthers with short, recurved, sterile tips; ovary glabrous, 2-locular, style c. 0.3 mm long. Fruit depressed-globose, c. 1.5 mm diam., slightly ridged. Flowers Jul.–Oct.
LoM, MuM. Also SA. Rather uncommon in heath and mallee-heath communities on sandhills of the Little Desert and southern Big Desert.
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