in Rees, Cycl. 10: Cryptandra no. 1 (1808) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Wiry decumbent to erect shrub to c. 60 cm high; young branchlets appressed-pubescent. Leaves often clustered, shortly petiolate, terete, 2–10 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, grooved beneath, glabrous, minutely scabrous; stipules to 1 mm long. Flowers sessile, in terminal clusters of up to c. 10; bracts brown, ovate, c. 1 mm long, acute to acuminate, appressed-ciliate; perianth narrowly campanulate, 3–4 mm long, white, externally with indumentum of fine appressed simple hairs overlaying fine stellate hairs, denser toward tip; sepals c. half as long as hypanthium; petals c. 0.5 mm long; style entire, shortly exceeding hypanthium, hairy in lower third or two-thirds. Fruit c. 2.5 mm long, virtually filling the hypanthium. Flowers Feb.–Jun.
EGL. Also NSW. Known in Victoria from moist lowland heath near Lake Wau Wauka in the extreme east.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|