Linnaea 29: 295 (1858) APNI
Soft, spreading subshrub to c. 25 cm high; branchlets pubescent with stellate and appressed simple hairs, new growth usually golden to rusty-brown. Leaves shortly petiolate, obovate to spoon-shaped, 3–10 mm long, 2.5–8 mm wide, apex obtuse, often shortly recurved, upper surface of stem leaves green, but with short simple hairs, floral leaves white-felted above with stellate and simple hairs, lower surfaces with dense whitish stellate hairs overlain by silky brown hairs; stipules brown, ciliate to silky, to c. 3 mm long, united for c. one-third their length. Flowers in terminal heads to 8 mm diam. (not including floral leaves); bracts broad-ovate, c. 3 mm long; perianth narrow-tubular, 4–6 mm long, white or yellowish, externally appressed white-villous; sepals c. 1 mm long, spreading; petals c. 0.5 mm long; style shortly exceeding hypanthium tube, entire. Fruit c. 2.5 mm long, splitting through the base of the perianth. Flowers mainly summer.
LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Locally common (particularly following fire or other disturbance) in sandy mallee areas north of and including the Little Desert.
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