Fl. Austral. 1: 434 (1863) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Decumbent shrub to c. 80 cm m high; branchlets densely pubescent with (usually rusty) stellate hairs. Stem leaves shortly petiolate, elliptic, 5–12 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, obtuse, upper surface glabrous, lower surface often obscured, whitish stellate-pubescent, midrib covered with appressed rusty silky hairs, margins revolute; floral leaves almost or quite orbicular, shorter and relatively broader than stem leaves, densely white-tometose on upper surface; stipules brown, 1–3 mm long, glabrous, often viscid, free. Flowers in dense pedunculate heads c. 5 mm diam., each head subtended by usually 2 or 3 floral leaves; perianth c. 1.5 mm long, white, externally villous; sepals c. 0.5 mm long, c. equal to free part of hypanthium; style c. 0.4 mm long, entire or shortly 3-lobed. Fruit c. 2 mm long. Flowers mainly Sep.–Jan.
Brid, Glep, VVP. Known from near-coastal heath and heathy woodland from Portland area westward.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|