Telopea 5: 741 (1994) APNI
Much-branched prickly and suckering shrub 10–100 cm high; branchlets puberulent. Leaves ascending or spreading, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 6–17 mm long, 0.7–2.0 mm wide, mucronate, upper surface glabrous to puberulent, lower surface whitish between the raised veins; margins smooth, slightly recurved. Flowers strongly scented, in short 2–9-flowered racemes; bracts, bracteoles and sepals ovate to ovate-orbicular, obtuse; bracts 0.5–1 mm long; bracteoles 0.7–1.4 mm long, inserted at base of the pedicel; sepals pinkish, 1.0–1.6 mm long, puberulent at base; corolla white to pink; tube cylindric to slightly urceolate, 2.5–6 mm long; lobes papillate or sparsely pilose, 1–1.6 mm long; ovary 5–7-locular, style 1.5–3.1 mm long. Fruit depressed-globose, 2.5–3.5 mm long, puberulent. Flowers Aug.–Nov.(–Jan.).
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Most occurrences are in dry sclerophyll forest and dry woodland, with many of the populations from the Snowy River rain-shadow area having corollas at the smaller end of the range. A low, clonal variant occurs in seasonally wet woodlands and open-forests and is sometimes sympatric with the more widespread form in western localities (e.g. Grampians).
A variable species in habit and corolla size. Further study is required to determine whether the low variant warrants recognition.
Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata differs from subsp. strigosa (restricted to central and northern New South Wales) in having longer (6.1–17 mm), broader (0.7–2.2 mm) and sparser leaves with a longer mucro.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|