Muelleria 26 (2): 11 (2008) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub to c. 4 m high; young stems densely covered with fine, rusty stellate hairs. Leaves narrowly ovate or lanceolate, rarely narrow-elliptic, (35–)50–80 mm long, 10–23 mm wide; apex obtuse or rarely acute; margins irregularly serrate, or shallowly sinuate, or entire; upper surface with scattered stellate hairs, rarely quite glabrous or moderately densely hispid, lateral veins usually strongly impressed; lower surface covered with dense stellate hairs, rusty at first, but whitening with age, midrib and lateral veins prominent; stipules linear, 2–3.5 mm long, caducous. Inflorescences of loose, slender, terminal and upper-axillary panicles to c. 10 cm long, comprising numerous nearly umbellate cymes; bracts linear, 1–2.4 mm long, caducous; pedicels 1.5–3 mm long. Flowers pale greenish or yellowish, often mottled crimson; externally densely covered with fine rusty stellate hairs; hypanthium c. 1.5 mm long at anthesis; sepals 1.2–1.5 mm long, persistent; petals absent; ovary inferior, summit covered with fine stellate hairs; style 0.7–1.3 mm long, 3-branched from near midway. Capsule 3-partite, c. 2.5 mm long; operculum ±half to two-thirds length of fruitlet. Flowers Nov. (2 records).
EGU. Known from a few small populations along the Snowy River near its confluence with the Buchan River where growing on rocky ground in riparian shrubland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|