Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, new ser., 35: 102 (1922) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub to 1.5 m high; stems terete, hairy with a mixture of short curled and long spreading hairs. Leaves alternate, terete, grooved above, 5–10 mm long; apex obtuse; lower surface scabrous with tubercle-based hairs; upper surface, if visible, slightly hairy; margin tightly inrolled; stipules triangular to lanceolate, 1.5–3 mm long, apex slender, recurved. Inflorescence a head-like cluster of 8–16 axillary flowers terminating short, lateral shoots; bracts absent, stipules of floral leaves slightly enlarged; calyx 6–7 mm long, covered with pale hairs, lobes long-acuminate; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, trifid, leaf-like, 5–6 mm long, centre lobe green with dense pale hairs, outer stipular lobes papery, slighly hairy; standard 8–10 mm wide; ovary and most of style covered with long, pale hairs. Pod ovate, turgid, very hairy, more than half enclosed by calyx. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
CVU, Glep, GGr, LoM, Wim. Scattered through western and south-western Victoria, from the northern Grampians to the South Australian border, with an isolated occurrence in the Brisbane Range, usually in dry forest associated with Eucalyptus obliqua and E. baxteri. In the absence of more recent collections, a single, very old record from the Otway Forest must be regarded as doubtful.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|