Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8: 297 t.12 (1807) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub 1–3 m high; branches with drooping tips. Leaves rather widely spaced, linear, sometimes more or less terete, not widely spreading, 5–15 mm long; apex acute; base tapered. Flowers solitary in axils, white, to 5 mm across; pedicel 1.5–2 mm long; bracteoles 2, linear, caducous; hypanthium obconical; calyx-lobes triangular, acute; petals ovate to orbicular, 1.5–2.5 mm long; stamens 8–15, none opposite the petals, filaments curved; ovary 2-celled, flat-topped. Fruit cup-like, to 2 mm diam.; seeds angular. Flowers mainly Dec.–Mar.
EGL. Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to East Gippsland where occurring in lowland swampy heaths from c. Cann River eastward.
Victorian plants often have smaller, more rigid leaves compared to plants in New South Wales and Queensland, and have previously been included in Baeckea linifolia var. brevifolia F.Mell. ex Benth.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|