Syst. Nat. 428 (1817) APNI
Erect to (rarely) decumbent shrubs to 1.5 m tall; branches glabrous to tomentose. Vestiture of forward-directed, straight, crisped or coiled simple hairs. Leaves linear to rarely oblanceolate, 4.6–24.3 mm long, 0.5–3.2 mm wide, glabrous to densely sericeous; apex acute and recurved, becoming rounded or rarely truncate; margins spreading; central vein usually not apparent beneath. Flowers sessile, terminal mainly on short shoots with at least 2 bracts 1.2–3.5 mm long, each with a sheath longer than its leaf-like apex; sepals 5.4–9.8 mm long, unequal, glabrous, rarely puberulous towards apex; petals obovate, 5.8–12.2 mm long, bright yellow; stamens 15–20 in groups around the ovary; filaments free; carpels 3, glabrous. Flowers Aug.–Dec.
DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, Strz, WPro, Wim. Widespread on sandy soils in heathland and heathy woodland, common in mallee.
A very variable species with respect to the size of various organs and the denseness and texture of the tomentum. Plants growing in deep sand, such as coastal dunes, often have linear-oblanceolate leaves and flowers clustered at the apex.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|