Bot. Mag. 163: t. 9632 (1941) APNI
Dense, much-branched shrub 0.5–1 m high. Older branches without prominent annular scars; old leaves or their remains persisting. Leaves erect to spreading, ovate-lanceolate to triangular, 1–4 cm long, 2–7 mm wide, flat to concave, concolorous; apex straight or decurved, shortly pungent-pointed; margins serrulate. Flowers in narrow spike-like panicles, 10–30 cm long; peduncle exserted 4–15 cm beyond leaves; inflorescence axis pubescent; lateral branches to 8 mm long; sepals 5, ovate, 2.5–3.5 mm long, obtuse to subacute; corolla creamy-white, 4–6 mm long; anthers oblong to broadly elliptic; filaments 2–4 mm long; nectary 0.5–1 mm long, style c. 1 mm long. Fruit c. 2 mm long; seeds c. 0.6–0.8 mm long. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Locally common in montane to alpine wet heathland near watercourses or bogs, usually associated with sphagnum moss.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|