Prodr. 588 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub to 1 m high; stems terete, ribbed, white- or golden-tomentose with branched hairs, or scabrous. Leaves sessile or shortly petiolate, obovate to elliptic, 9–60 mm long, 5–42 mm wide, upper surface glabrescent, often scabrous, lower surface grey- or golden-tomentose, margins entire or toothed. Inflorescence branches 3–5-flowered, (1–)2–9 together in upper axils, with golden branched hairs; peduncles 5–15 mm long; pedicels 1–3 mm long; bracteoles linear-oblong, 2–4 mm long. Sepals 0.2–0.5 mm long, obscured by hairs; corolla 12–15 mm long, purple or blue inside, grey- to black-tomentose outside, wings 1.5–2.5 mm wide. Fruit obovoid, 4–5 mm long, tomentose, ribbed. Flowers mainly Sep.–Dec.
EGU, GipP, HSF, NIS, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Uncommon in Victoria where confined to dry forests and scrubs of the eastern ranges, usually on rock outcrops or cliffs, uncommon.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|