Fl. Austral. 5: 97 (1870) APNI
Spreading shrub, 0.4–2 m high, to 2.5 m diam., strongly aromatic; branches densely covered with spreading hairs. Leaves narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic, 10–30 mm long, 1.5–6 mm wide, mid-green, moderately to densely covered in c. spreading, coarse, rigid hairs on upper surface, densely glandular on lower surface, base shortly attenuate, margin entire, recurved to strongly revolute, apex subacute; petiole 0.5–2 mm long. Flowers in a terminal racemose inflorescence that is often leafy basally; bracteoles persistent, c. 2 mm long, 0.5–0.6 mm wide. Calyx 5–7 mm long, tube c. 3 mm long, adaxial lobe 2–4 mm long (slightly enlarged in fruit); corolla dark mauve, 8–10 mm long; anther appendage c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers spring.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, VAlp, VVP. Scattered but uncommon, usually in elevated rocky sites in woodland and open-forest communities.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|