J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 5: 204 (1982) APNI
Plants 10–56 cm high; branches developing at ground-level (rarely above); glandular hairs absent from branches, leaves, rachis, bracts and calyces. Upper leaves 5.5–23 mm long, with 1–6 pairs of teeth, base rounded to rounded-cuneate, rarely narrowly cuneate. Calyx externally glabrous or with subsessile glands (to 0.05 mm long); corollas sometimes with yellow spot behind lowest lobe, the lower lobes usually obtuse to truncate, sometimes shallowly emarginate, rarely emarginate, externally with glandular and eglandular hairs; anthers 1.3–2.1 mm long, with rear awns 0.15–0.4 mm long. Seeds 0.5–1.5 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Mar.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Common in montane and subalpine regions of eastern Victoria, in sparse to dense Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland and tussock grassland, sometimes in heath or in grassy areas in bogs and swamps, or at lower altitudes in wet or dry sclerophyll forest or grassy clearings between and in swamps or damp heath.
Branches develop above ground-level on the western and north-western periphery of the highlands distribution, e.g. on Mt Stanley, Mt Granya and the Dandenong Range
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|