Victorian Naturalist 73: 199 (1957) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect to prostrate shrub, often spindly with intertwined branches, 0.1–2 m high; branches sparsely to moderately hairy, hairs antrorse. Leaves scattered, sessile, linear to narrow-oblong or -ovate, 5–9 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, base narrowly cuneate, margin incurved or inrolled. Flowers in leafy racemose inflorescences, appearing axillary; bracteoles 1.6–3 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide. Calyx 4–5 mm long, tube 2–3 mm long, adaxial lobe 1.5–2 mm long (slightly enlarged in fruit); corolla white to pale mauve (rarely bluish), 8–10 mm long; anther appendage 0.5–0.8 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, VVP, Wim. Scattered in heathland, dry sclerophyll forests and woodlands from the Grampians to Ensay area, often on rocky soils.
The subspecific classification of this species is under review.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|