Fl. Austral 1: 265 (1863) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub to 2 m high. Leaves cordate, 3–7 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, drooping, stellate-hairy on both surfaces but sometimes almost glabrous above; margins somewhat sinuate; petioles 4–10 mm long. Inflorescence 5–12-flowered, more or less open; bracteoles 1–2(–3), 2–5 mm long. Calyx segments 6–10 mm long, white, the outer surface densely stellate-hairy, the inner surface glabrous or slightly hairy; petals 1 mm long, dark red-brown; anthers brownish, c. 1.5 mm long; style with conspicuous tufts of reflexed hairs. Capsule c. 4 mm diam., conspicuously hairy. Flowers mainly Sep.–Dec.
Glep, WaP. Also SA. In Victoria confined to clifftop and dune woodland and heathland near Port Campbell and Portland, favouring sandy soils derived from limestone.
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