Telopea 4: 310 (1991) APNI
Slender, trailing shrub; branches 30–60 cm long; stems terete, young growth with sparse, appressed hairs. Leaves narrowly ovate to oblong, glabrous, 5–12 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; apex acute, lower surface usually with a broad central purple-brown band; margin slightly incurved; stipules c. 0.5 mm long, closely appressed to stem. Inflorescence a tight, terminal, head-like cluster of 4–10 flowers; bracts 2–3 mm long, outer bracts broadly lanceolate, densely ciliate at base, glabrous at apex, inner bracts narrowly lanceolate and densely hairy; calyx 3.5–5 mm long, base of tube glabrous, lobes hairy; standard 6–8 mm wide; bracteoles attached to pedicel immediately below base of calyx tube, narrowly lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, densely hairy; ovary and base of style densely hairy. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, MonT, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VVP. Also NSW, Tas. Scattered in wet heathland and on margins of streams, mainly in southern lowlands including Grampians, Portland district and Port Phillip heathlands where now rare, with disjunct mountain occurrences on Nunniong Plateau and Mt Cobberas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|