Victorian Naturalist 73: 58 (1956) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Procumbent shrub with branches to c. 30 cm long; branchlets pubescent, soon becoming glabrous. Leaves erect to weakly reflexed, oblong to lanceolate, 3–7 mm long, 0.7–1.3 mm wide, slightly convex, ± concolorous, surfaces glabrous, lower surface indistinctly 3–5-veined, margins long-ciliate (becoming glabrous with age); apex acute, straight. Flowers white, crowded, 4–9 in terminal or upper-axillary spikes 3–6 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 0.9–1.2 mm long, acute, glabrous; sepals ovate, c. 1.5 mm long, acute, glabrous; corolla c. 2 mm long, lobes nearly twice as long as tube, acute, spreading, densely bearded within; anthers with very short sterile tips; ovary 3-locular, glabrous, style c. 0.2 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid, 1.5–2 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Feb.
EGU, HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. Confined to moist to boggy, grassland and heath-land sites in the higher eastern ranges (e.g. Nunniong Plateau, Buckety Plain, ranges southeast of Omeo), but locally rather common, and apparently not occurring above treeline.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|