Victorian Naturalist 73: 186 (1957) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Silver-grey shrub 0.1–0.5 m high, much-branched, usually growing more-or-less horizontally out of steep cliffs; branches densely covered in somewhat appressed, white hairs. Leaves in whorls of 3 (rarely 4), narrowly oblong (appearing almost linear), 10–20 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, length-to-width ratio c. 10, densely silky-hairy when young, but upper surface becoming glabrous or nearly so, minutely scabrous, margin entire and strongly revolute, apex obtuse, sometimes mucronate; petiole 0.4–1 mm long. Bracteoles c. 1 mm long. Calyx with outer surface densely covered with white hairs, tube 3–3.5 mm long, lobes, c. 2 mm long, to c. 1 mm wide, lobe-to-tube ratio 0.6–0.7; corolla c. 10 mm long, white with mauve (lavender) tinge, yellow-brown dots in throat. Flowers mainly spring.
EGU. Endemic in Victoria. Very localized on cliffs and in rock crevices above the gorge tract of the Snowy River east of Butchers Ridge.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|