Prodr. 501 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Erect perennial herb, 40–90 cm high; branches densely covered with simple, retrorse hairs, sessile glands present. Leaves narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic, 2–7 cm long, 0.8–2 cm wide, surfaces with dense short simple retrorse hairs and sessile glands, not or hardly rugose, apex subacute to obtuse, base usually cuneate, margin crenate; petiole 1–4 cm long, with c. retrorse hairs. Inflorescence thryse-like, with numerous spike-like branches, with 2–10 flowers per pseudowhorl; bracts small, c. elliptic. Calyx 2–3.5 mm long (5 mm long in fruit), c. 12-veined, with scattered short hairs and sessile glands, adaxial lip entire; corolla violet, purplish or blue, 3.5–5 mm long. Flowers most of year.
EGU. Also Qld, NSW. South-east Asia. Extremely rare in Victoria, where apparently confined to sandy or rocky verges of the upper and middle reaches of the Snowy River and possibly its major tributaries, e.g. Little and Buchan (and likely Deddick and Suggan Buggan) Rivers. The species had gone uncollected in Victoria since 1937 until collected again in 2016. An 1874 specimen from 'lagoons on the lower Hume's River' suggests earlier occurrences probably upstream of Albury.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||extinct||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|