in T.Mitch., Three Exped. Australia 2: 114 (1838) APNI
Erect shrub to 75 cm high. Leaves subsessile, appressed to slightly spreading, linear to narrowly obovate, 1–5 mm long, to 1 mm wide, thick; apex obtuse; base often truncate; petiole short. Flowers solitary in axils, white or pink to pale violet, to 8 mm across; pedicel shorter than leaf; bracteoles thin, concave, caducous; hypanthium obconical; calyx-lobes deltoid to semi-elliptic, red-black; petals broadly ovate, 1.5–2 mm long; stamens 5–12, 1 opposite each petal and sepal when 10, filaments straight; ovary 3-celled, completely fused to hypanthium. Fruit to 2 mm diam.; seeds reniform. Flowers Aug.–Nov.
Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. In Victoria confined to the north-west, mostly in mallee scrub.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|