Australian Systematic Botany 18: 452 (2005) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub, to c. 50 cm high, vegetatively resembling Acrothamnus hookeri but leaves flat to slightly concave toward apex, rarely slightly convex toward base. Flowers as A. hookeri, but bracteoles 1–1.6 mm long; sepals 1.5–1.9 mm long; corolla 2.5–3.5 mm long, lobes subequal to tube, glabrous, or sometimes papillose on inner face, style 0.5–0.6 mm long. Fruit ± spherical, c. 3–4 mm diam., red when ripe. Flowers Dec.–Jan.
HNF, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. Confined to high-alpine areas on and near the Bogong High Plains (Mts Bogong, Nelse, Jim, Hotham, Loch etc.) but there locally common, and sometimes forming near-pure stands.
Old, fragmentary specimens, purportedly from Mts Buffalo and Wellington, are apparently referable to Acrothamnus montanus, but no contemporary specimens confirm its existence at those sites. Similarly, literature records from Mt Cobberas have not been able to be confirmed by specimens.
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