Nuytsia 4: 158 (1983) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Erect, sometimes spinescent shrub to c. 40 cm high. Stems and leaves rather sparsely covered with globose or saucer-shaped vesicular hairs; leaves petiolate, broadly ovate to obovate, 3–12 mm long. Inflorescence usually exceeding upper leaves, its axis often persisting after fruit-fall; tepals mealy, at least near margins; pericarp membranous to slightly succulent. Seed c. 1 mm diam. Flowers Sep.–Jan.
LoM, MuM, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, NSW. Recorded froma few sites in northwest Victoria (e.g. Nandaly, Hattah, Werrimull, Tempy areas) where occurring in mallee scrub on sand or slightly heavier soils where it can be locally common.
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