Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 95, t. 122 (1806) APNI
Erect, spreading or procumbent shrub with branches to c. 60 cm long; stems with fine, white, erect or retrorse hairs, often with larger tubercle-based setae to c. 1.5 mm long, glandular hairs sometimes also present on new growth. Leaves alternate, opposite or in irregular whorls of 3 or 4, linear to broad-elliptic, 2–15 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, apex usually acute, incurved, margins flat to revolute, both surfaces usually with a few setae to c. 1.5 mm long, particularly on veins and margins. Inflorescences 1- or rarely 2-flowered; peduncles elongating, 4–10 mm long in mature flowers, glabrous or hairy. Sepals ovate to broad-ovate, 1–2.5 mm long, deciduous; petals obovate to ovate, 3–12 mm long, deep lilac-pink, pale pink or white, deciduous; ovules 2. Fruit obovate to cuneate or cordate, 3–4.5 mm long; seeds more or less oblong, c. 3 mm long.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro, Wim.
There are 2 subspecies, both in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|