in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 2: 339 (1848) APNI
Shrub to 1.5 m high. Leaves more or less linear, narrowly elliptic or narrowly oblong, 2–8 cm long, 0.2–1.2 cm wide, becoming glabrous above, densely, and often rusty, stellate-hairy beneath; base inconspicuously subcordate; margins flat or recurved; petioles 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence (1–)2–6-flowered, crowded to open; bracteoles 3, 1.4–3 mm long. Calyx segments 3.4–5.7 mm long, mainly white or pink but greenish towards the base, the outer surface densely stellate-hairy, the inner surface moderately to densely hairy; petals less than 1 mm long, red and somewhat glandular; anthers red-brown, c. 1.5 mm long; style glabrous. Capsule 4–8 mm diam., densely hairy. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
CVU, GipP, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. In Victoria most common in the mallee and heathland in the west but extending to the coast at e.g. Port Campbell and the Mornington Peninsula.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|