Bot. Repos. 10: 121-126 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Shrub to c. 3 m high. Leaves ovate, 1–5 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide, irregularly toothed, upper surface green, sparsely stellate-hairy, undersurface grey or greenish-white, stellate-tomentose, all hairs the same length; petioles 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence usually with 10 or more flowers. Calyx segments 3–5.5 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, stellate-hairy on both surfaces; petals c. half as long as calyx segments, often somewhat stellate-hairy; staminodes 5, stellate-hairy. Capsule 5–7 mm diam. Flowers Sep.–Jan.
EGU, VAlp. A rare species (possibly dependent on fire for germination) in dry open-forest near Murrindal in the east of the state, with an apparent disjunct occurrence on Mt Buffalo (but not reported from there since its collection in 1853).
Smaller-leaved plants from near Genoa Peak are now regarded as a separate species, C. breviseta. Aborigines in New South Wales are known to have used the fibrous bark for making string.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|