Victorian Naturalist 73: 212 (1957) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Prostrate mat-forming undershrub; stems hairy when young. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, narrowly elliptic or elliptic, 4–10 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, concolorous, mid green, with short appressed hairs on undersurface, glabrous above. Inflorescence terminal, 2-flowered; involucral bracts absent or not differentiated from leaves. Flowers bisexual or rarely female, with short appressed hairs outside, glabrous inside, distally red, paler below; floral tube 4–7 mm long, style-portion 2–5 mm long, circumscissile above ovary; sepals 1–2 mm long; pedicel hairy; stamens inserted below and exceeded by sepals; anthers opening towards centre of flower; style not exserted. Fruit dry, enclosed. Flowers Dec.–Jan.
SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Rather uncommon in dryish alpine and subalpine grassland, heathland or woodland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|