Fl. Austral. 3: 113 (1867) APNI
Prostrate to procumbent shrub to c. 30 cm high, rarely more; young stems appressed-hairy. Leaves usually opposite, more or less terete, crowded, 3–8 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, pubescent when young, becoming glabrous; apex obtuse; margins involute; petiole c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers yellow, sessile, in head-like terminal clusters; floral bracts narrow, acute, villous; hypanthium villous; sepals brown, triangular, c. 1.5 mm long, villous; petals orbicular, 2–3 mm diam.; stamens yellow, 2–5 mm long; style 4.5–6 mm long; ovary usually 3-celled. Fruit 3.5–4 mm long, c. 3 mm diam., not woody, dehiscent by terminal valves. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Common in alpine heathland, particularly in rocky areas, and sometimes forming almost pure, extensive stands.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|