Prodr. 548 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Spreading shrub to c. 50 cm high; branchlets puberulent. Leaves usually spreading, linear-lanceolate, oblong-elliptic to ovate, 4–14 mm long, 1.5–4 mm wide, acute or obtuse with blunt callus tip, glabrous, lower surface slightly paler with few subparallel veins, those furthest from midvein with branches radiating to margin; margins plane, smooth. Flowers in c. 3–8-flowered spikes, 2–7 mm long, on previous season's or older wood; bracteoles 1–1.2 mm long; sepals 1.4–1.9 mm long; corolla pale green; tube 2.6–3.6 mm long; lobes 1.2–1.6 mm long; ovary 4–6-locular, style 0.8–1.2 mm long. Fruit depressed-globose, flat-topped, c. 2–3 mm long. Flowers Jul.–Oct.
Brid, Glep, VVP. Also WA, SA, Tas. Restricted in Victoria to very few sites in the south-west, where it occurs on limestone-derived soils, often near coastal or riparian cliffs in coastal scrub, mallee or woodland.
Plants from the Lower Glenelg River differ from other Victorian populations in having narrower, longer leaves. These equate to Acrotriche ovalifolia var. oblongifolia, a name that has apparently been ignored since its publication.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|