Prodr. 509 (1810) APNI
Straggling to subprostrate shrub, to 1 m high and c. 2 m diam., aromatic; branches moderately covered with short, more or less appressed antrorse hairs. Leaves narrowly ovate, occasionally ovate, 4–10 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, mid-green, sparsely covered with short, subtuberculate hairs (mostly near margin), moderately glandular (especially on lower surface), base obtuse to rounded, margin entire, recurved, apex obtuse; petiole 0.5–1 mm long. Flowers in a terminal, racemose inflorescence; bracteoles persistent, 1–1.5 mm long, 0.2–0.4 mm wide. Calyx 3.5–5 mm long, tube 2–2.5 mm long, adaxial lobe c. 2 mm long (slightly enlarged in fruit); corolla purple to mauve, 7–10 mm long; anther appendage absent. Flowers spring and early summer.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, NIS, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also NSW. Locally common in dry sclerophyll forests, woodlands and shrublands, mostly on shallow soils derived from sediments (sandstone, mudstone, shale etc.).
Further field studies are required to resolve the taxonomic status of the Victorian populations.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|