in A.DC., Prodr. 14: 398 (1856)
Rounded, non-lignotuberous shrubs 1–4 m high; branchlets finally glabrous. Leaves uniform or seasonally heteromorphic, widely spreading, terete or trigonous, not grooved, 3.5–12 cm long, 0.8–1.6 mm wide. Inflorescence 16–36-flowered; pedicel glabrous; perianth 2–4 mm long, cream-white, glabrous; pistil 4.5–6.2 mm long; pollen presenter conical. Fruit ellipsoid to ovoid, 1.2–2.5 cm long, 0.2–1.3 cm wide, not beaked but usually gibbous toward apex, shortly apiculate; horns lacking; seed not occupying whole valve face, obliquely elliptic, 8–15 mm long, 3.5–6 mm wide; wing extending more broadly and further down adaxial side of body, sepia with blackish-brown streaks and blotches. Flowers Oct.–Jan.
DunT, GipP, Glep, GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Confined in Victoria to the further west and north-west, bounded approximately by the 250 mm and 500 mm rainfall isohyets, mainly in mallee woodlands and mallee-heath communities, commonly on calcareous sandy soils or deep siliceous sands. A 1923 coillection was supposedly from Pakenham.
Victorian populations of this species have terete leaves but on Kangaroo Is. in South Australia the leaves can be flat and up to 10 mm wide.
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