Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Shrubs 1–3 m high, branchlets greyish or rusty stellate-pubescent. Leaves elliptic to obovate, 8–15 mm long, 6–12 mm wide, obtuse to shallowly emarginate; margins entire, rarely obscurely toothed; upper surface glabrous, or shortly hispid with simple or stellate hairs; lower surface densely stellate-pubescent, entirely greyish, or with scattered larger rusty hairs, secondary veins apparent; stipules 2–4 mm long. Inflorescences mostly axillary clusters, rarely paniculate, 1–7 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide, 10–50-flowered; bracts deciduous; pedicels 1–3 mm long. Flowers cream or greenish, indumentum greyish or rusty, densely stellate-pubescent; hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long; sepals 1.5–2 mm long, persistent; petals absent; disc absent; ovary inferior, summit stellate-pubescent, style branched from near base. Operculum membranous, c. two-thirds mericarp length. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
CVU, Gold, LoM, MuM, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, ?NSW. Mostly on shallow soils overlying sandstone or limestone in the nearer north-west, associated with mallee and taller woodlands. Early (pre-1900) records from near Lake Albacutya suggest a former wider distribution.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|