in T.Mitch., Three Exped. Australia 2: 174 (1838) APNI
Spreading to erect shrub, to c. 60 cm high; branchlets pubescent. Leaves rather erect, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 3–12 mm long, 0.6–1.3 mm wide, ± flat but spirally twisted, wholly glabrous or margins ciliate, venation indistinct; apex acute to acuminate, straight. Flowers white, crowded, usually 6–12 in erect or drooping, terminal and/or upper axillary spikes 4–10 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 0.8–1.2 mm long, obtuse, ciliate toward apex; sepals oblong to ovate, 1.3–2.5 mm long, broadly acute to obtuse, ciliate toward apex, otherwise glabrous, or rarely, short-pubescent; corolla 1.5–3 mm long, lobes slightly longer than tube, acute, spreading, densely bearded within; anthers with short, straight or recurved sterile tips; ovary 2-locular, glabrous, style 0.2–0.4 mm long. Fruit ovoid to obovoid, c. 2 mm long. Flowers mainly Apr.–Sep.
CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Largely confined to the south-west, where locally common in heathland and heathy woodland (e.g. Grampians, Casterton area, Mt Richmond). Uncommon further east (Enfield, Anglesea, Brisbane Ranges) and north in the Little Desert and apparently near Mildura.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|