Prodr. 2: 112 (1825) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Slender subshrub, ± prostrate; stems terete, pubescent, to 50 cm long. Leaves alternate, obovate, 3–12 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, flat; apex obtuse with a weak, recurved mucro; upper surface glabrous with depressed midrib and conspicuous lateral veins, darker than lower surface; lower surface covered with pale, silky, appressed hairs; margin flat or slightly recurved; stipules dark brown, 1–2 mm long, inconspicuous. Inflorescence capitate, dense, of more than 6 flowers; bracts persistent, imbricate, brown, hairy, apex 3-lobed, central lobe subulate; calyx 5–7 mm long, covered with long, pale, silky hairs; bracteoles attached at or below centre of calyx tube, linear 2–3.5 mm long, with ciliate margins and pale hairs down centre; standard 7–8 mm wide; ovary and base of style densely hairy. Pod flat, covered with pale hairs, two-thirds enclosed by calyx. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Uncommon, confined to wet areas adjacent to sub-alpine forest in the Bendoc-Delegate area, and alpine heath on Bogong High Plains and Mt Cobberas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
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