Nuytsia 12: 261 (1998) APNI
Shrub or subshrub, often procumbent; branchlets without dark, stipule-like excrescences, only faintly glandular, puberulous (often in grooves between leaf decurrencies). Leaves acicular, 5–15(–25) mm long, 1–3 mm wide, rigid, apex pungent, more or less concolorous, minutely glandular. Inflorescences axillary; pedicels solitary, lacking an obvious peduncle. Flowers 5-merous; sepals broadly ovate, c. 0.8 mm long; petals ovate, c. 4 mm long, white, pink-tipped on outer surface, glabrous (but minutely papillose within), not persisting in fruit; anthers not glandular beneath white apiculum; ovary glabrous, carpels free for most of their length. Follicles apiculate, 4–6 mm long; seed narrowly reniform, 2.5–4 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
CVU, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, NIS, Wim. Locally common in dry heathland, mallee and open-forest from the South Australian border to Bendigo area, occasionally on rocky sites.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|