Fragm. 1: 37 (1858)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Dense, much-branched shrub, to c. 2 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves erect, narrowly elliptic, 12–45 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, flat or slightly convex, slightly paler beneath, glabrous, both surfaces prominently lined by 3–7 translucent veins; margins serrulate; apex acuminate, somewhat thickened and narrowly channelled. Flowers white, 3–11 in terminal and upper-axillary spikes 8–16 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 0.9–1.8 mm long, acute, glabrous; sepals ovate, 1.6–3.2 mm long, acute; corolla 3–4 mm long, lobes equal to or slightly longer than tube, acute, densely bearded within; anthers with recurved sterile tips; ovary glabrous, 2(–3)-locular, style 0.3–0.7 mm long. Fruit spherical or obovoid, c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Jan.
CVU, GGr. Endemic in Victoria. Confined to higher parts of the Grampians (e.g. Major Mitchell Plateau, Victoria Range) and nearby Mts Langi Ghiran and Ben Nevis, occurring in moist forest and rocky shrubland communities.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|