Fragm. 1: 178 (1859) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Small, slender shrub 20–40 cm high; branchlets minutely pubescent. Leaves erect to suberect, ovate to obovate, 3–5 mm long, 1.3–1.7 mm wide, slightly convex to flat, concolorous, glabrous except for a few minute hairs at base of upper surface; margins entire to minutely denticulate; apex obtuse, usually minutely mucronate or with a callus. Flowers white, 1 or 2 in axils, pendent; bracteoles ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, obtuse to subacute, glabrous, margins ciliolate; sepals ovate, 1.5–2.2 mm long, acute to acuminate, glabrous; corolla 4.5–8 mm long, lobes much longer than tube, acute to acuminate, densely bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary 4- or 5-locular, glabrous, style 4–5 mm long. Fruit ovoid to obovoid, 4–6 mm long. Flowers Feb.–Jun.
GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA. Confined in Victoria to mallee-heath developed on deep sands, usually on or near dune crests, in the Little Desert and southern Big Desert.
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