Pflanzenr. 54: 141 (1912) APNI
Decumbent or ascending herb to 60 cm high; stems hispid with simple and glandular hairs. Leaves sessile, linear to oblanceolate, 2–10 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, usually acute, both surfaces hispid, margins entire or toothed and often recurved. Flowers in leafy thyrses or racemes to 30 cm long, or sometimes solitary in axils; peduncles 2–10 cm long; bracteoles linear, 10–25 mm long. Sepals linear, 3–5 mm long, free; corolla 15–30 mm long, hispid outside, bearded in throat, pinkish-mauve to violet, wings 1–3 mm wide; indusium depressed-obovate, with sparse long bristles at base and shorter bristles at orifice. Fruit c. ellipsoid, 5–6 mm long, strongly ribbed, hispid. Flowers mainly Aug.–Mar.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF. Also Qld, NSW. Apart from isolated northern occurrences near Harrietville and Mount Beauty, confined in Victoria to regions south of the ranges and east of Morwell, in heathland and open-forest, usually on sandy or gravelly soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|