in Field, Geogr. Mem. New South Wales 341 (1825) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Decumbent to ascending shrub to c. 40 cm high; branchlets pubescent. Leaves ascending to subappressed, oblong to elliptic, 2–7 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, convex, ± concolorous, grey-green, minutely scabrous-hispid above, papillose beneath, sometimes with a few longer hairs; margins minutely denticulate, somewhat recurved; apex obtuse, with slender mucro to c. 1 mm long. Flowers white (pink in bud), solitary (rarely 2 or 3) in axils; bracteoles ± orbicular, 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous, or hispidulous toward apex; sepals ovate, 1.9–2.5 mm long, obtuse, glabrous to sparsely hispidulous; corolla 3–4 mm long, lobes equal to or slightly longer than tube, acute, spreading, densely long-bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary glabrous, 5-locular, style 0.5–0.9 mm long, not exserted. Fruit ellipsoid, obovoid, ridged, 2–3 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Scattered and generally rather rare, but locally abundant on dryish, rocky, usually elevated sites in the further east (e.g. Mt Hedrick near Maffra, Benambra-Wulgulmerang area, Mt Tingaringy).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|