in T.Mitch., Three Exped. Interior East. Australia 2: 205 (1838) APNI
Slender shrub to c. 1 m high; stems glabrous and minutely tuberculate to densely hairy with hairs usually erect, from very short to c. 1 mm long. Leaves alternate, opposite or in regular whorls of 3–5, narrow-elliptic to orbicular, 2–20 mm long, 1–15 mm wide, acute or obtuse, margins flat to revolute, usually undulate, both surfaces glabrous or with a few fine, erect hairs particularly near margins. Inflorescences 1–3-flowered; peduncles 3–12 mm long, glandular-hairy. Sepals broad-ovate, 1.5–3 mm long, upper part strongly reflexed, deciduous; petals c. obovate 6–18 mm long, deep lilac-pink, rarely white, deciduous; ovary velvety, ovules 4. Fruit obovate to broad-obovate, 4–8 mm long; seeds more or less obovoid, 2–3 mm long, hairy, appendage cream. Flowers Aug.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also ?WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread across higher rainfall parts of Victoria and often locally common in a variety of habitats.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|