Australian Systematic Botany 24: 341-343 (2011) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Prostrate or procumbent shrub, c. 40 cm across, stellate-tomentose. Leaves oblong or ovate, 1.5–5.5 mm long, 0.8–2.2 mm wide, entire or 3-lobed, the margins recurved, upper surface sparsely hairy and green, undersurface stellate-tomentose and white, subsessile or petioles to 2 mm long; stipules narrowly triangular, 1–2 mm long. Inflorescence 2–4-flowered. Calyx segments 2.5–3.5 mm long, whitish, the outer surface with robust stellate hairs, the inner surface with smaller stellate and simple hairs; petals shorter than or about as along as calyx, with a broad base and an elongate ligule, mainly pale pink but with a crimson spot near the base; staminodes 5, 3-lobed, glabrous, the inner lobe lanceolate, the lateral lobes much smaller and linear. Capsule not seen. Flowers Sep.
MuM. In Victoria known from a single locality in the Sunset Country south of Werrimull where it grows in mallee-spinifex associations on deep sand. Its occurrence represents a major disjunction with the SA populations which are from Eyre Peninsula.
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