Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 33: 224, t. 14 (1909) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Erect shrub to 30 cm high, grey- or silver-green, densely pubescent with stellate hairs; prickles 2–5 mm long, straight or curved, mainly on stems. Leaves oblong, mostly 1–5 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, often folded, apex obtuse, base cuneate to truncate, margins entire or slightly undulate, concolorous, both surfaces densely pubescent; petiole 3–5(–15) mm long. Inflorescences simple, 1–6-flowered; peduncle to 1 cm long. Flowers on pedicels 10–15 mm long, elongating slightly in fruit; calyx 4–8 mm long, accrescent in fruit, lobes triangular, 1–5 mm long; corolla rotate-stellate, almost square in 4-lobed flowers, 20–30 mm diam., violet, lobes broad, acute; anthers 3.5–7 mm long. Berry depressed-globose, 8–15 mm diam., yellow to yellow-brown; seeds 2–3 mm long, pale brown. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
MuM. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria, known only from near Annuello in the far north-west.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|