J. Hort. Soc. London. 4: 112 (1849) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Stiff shrub or small tree usually 2–3 m high; bark grey, becoming rough and fissured; branches stiff to flexuous. Leaves terete to narrowly oblanceolate, mostly 2–3 cm long, 0.5–1 mm wide with a pungent mucro, margins inrolled to form a narrow groove or depression on the upper surface, veins and oil glands obscure. Flower spikes open, mostly 3–5 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, generally with leafy bracts towards the tip; axis densely hairy; hypanthium densely hairy; stamens mostly 9–10 mm long, filaments rich crimson, anthers yellow. Capsule 4–5 mm long and wide. Flowers mainly late summer.
GipP, LoM, MuM, RobP, VVP. Also SA, NSW. Mostly in sandier soils of alluvial flats in subarid regions of the lower Murray River e.g. Hattah Lakes. .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|