Telopea 1: 189 (1976) APNI
Erect shrub to c. 1 m high; stems densely hairy with fine, white, usually retrorse hairs and larger glandular setae to c. 2 mm long. Leaves alternate, rarely subopposite, oblanceolate to c. orbicular, 2–20 mm long, 1–5(–10) mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, incurved, margins toothed, flat to revolute, both surfaces usually with fine, white hairs and glandular hairs. Inflorescences 1- or 2-flowered; peduncles 3–7 mm long, with simple and glandular hairs. Sepals broad-lanceolate to orbicular, 1.5–3 mm long, persistent in fruit; petals broad-obovate or broad-ovate, 6–11 mm long, deep lilac-pink or white, tardily deciduous, sometimes persistent in fruit; ovary densely hairy, ovules 2. Fruit obcordate to broad-cuneate, 4–5 mm long; seeds more or less cylindric, c. 3.5 mm long. Flowers Jul.–Jan.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. In Victoria, apart from isolated western occurrences in the Grampians and Brisbane Ranges, apparently confined to montane forests in the east, often in rocky situations.
Most Victorian populations have broad, almost orbicular leaves with flat margins (previously referred to T. glandulosa var. orbifolia Court). The leaf form, however, is very variable and recognition of these broad-leaved plants as a distinct taxon appears unwarranted. The New South Wales species T. glandulosa Sm. differs in having glandular hairs usually only on the peduncle and sepals.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|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|