New Zealand J. Bot. 42: 519 (2004) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Plants annual or biennial, usually flowering once (monocarpic); stems c. 10–35 cm high, usually with several, often widely spreading branches (often candelabrum-like); stem-base remaining slender. Basal leaves oblanceolate to spathulate, petiolate, 2–4 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, obtuse to subacute; stem leaves narrow-oblanceolate, sessile to shortly petiolate, 1.5–3 cm long, 3–7 mm wide. Terminal partial inflorescence (1–)5–7(–9)-flowered; pedicels (1–)2–4(–7) cm long, up to 0.8 mm diam. when fresh; calyx-lobes subulate, 5–7(–9) mm long, acute, margins smooth to minutely papillose-serrate; corolla white or cream, veins grey to violet or inconspicuous, tube c. 4 mm long, lobes to 9 mm long; anthers c. 1.5 mm long; ovary c. 8 mm long. Capsule to c. 20 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Dec.(–Jan.).
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp, VVP. Scattered through the State, usually in hilly country, e.g. Dandenong Ranges and foothills, Mt Sugarloaf, Mt Macedon (but apparently now rare at these localities), ascending to subalpine areas (e.g. Snowy Range, Mt Benambra, Mt Delusion) in the eastern ranges. Supposedly also collected from the Curdies River near Warnambool. Commonly occurring in light forest or woodland communities.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|