Victorian Naturalist 73: 176 (1957) APNI
Shrub 1–2.5 m high, spreading, wiry; branchlets pubescent, often arching. Leaves linear to narrowly ovate or narrowly lanceolate, thick, crowded, mostly perpendicular to branches, 1–5 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, usually with scattered, stiff hairs; apex usually acute. Flowers usually white (usually pink in bud), sometimes pink, few borne in distant clusters in upper leaf axils; bracteoles connate and persistent; hypanthium to 4 mm long, free from style; calyx-lobes orbicular, c. 1 mm long, apex rounded or acute, rarely acuminate or awned; petals elliptic, 4–6 mm long; stamens 14–37. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuM, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA. In Victoria confined to west and north-west where found in heathlands and heathy woodlands on sandy soils. .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Australian Capital Territory|