Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 86: 285 (1962) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Ascending perennial to c. 25 cm high; stems, peduncles and pedicels shortly villous to almost velutinous with eglandular hairs and sessile or shortly stalked glands; taproot fleshy. Leaves opposite, lamina reniform-orbicular, 1–4.5 cm long and wide, often shallowly lobed, shortly pubescent, margins crenate; petioles to 13 cm long. Umbels compact, 5–12-flowered; peduncles 3–7 cm long; pedicels 2–3.5 mm long; sepals elliptic-oblong, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, obtuse, densely and minutely hirsute with eglandular and glandular hairs; sepal spur less than 1 mm long; petals deep pink, the upper pair c. 8 mm long and 3 mm wide, sometimes lined darker; fertile stamens 4 or 5. Fruit 10–15 mm long; mericarps hirsute. Flowers Jan.–Feb.
HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Rare in Victoria where known only by a few collections on and near the Bogong High Plains and at Mt Stirling.
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