Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 119 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Rigid, spreading shrub 1–2 m high; stems terete, densely silky-pubescent; leaves alternate, terete, 8–12 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; petiole appressed to stem, lamina curved upwards; lower and upper (if visible) surface densely hairy, hairs usually golden; stipules lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, densely hairy, midrib prominent. Inflorescence a terminal cluster of 2–4 flowers, often partially hidden among dense leaves; bracts absent; stipules of floral leaves slightly enlarged; calyx c. 6 mm long, densely covered with pale, usually golden hairs, lobes tapering to long, slender tips; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, lanceolate to subulate, c. 6 mm long, usually exceeding calyx, densely hairy; standard 6–7 mm wide; ovary and lower half of style densely hairy. Pod ovate, hairy, enclosed by calyx. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
Brid, GipP, Glep, OtP, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA. Scattered and uncommon on coastal dunes and limestone cliffs from the South Australian border to Wilsons Promontory (e.g. Portland, Warrnambool, Cape Otway, Sorrento).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|