Prodr. 504 (1810) APNI
Perennial herb or subshrub to 1.5 m high; branches densely covered with sessile glands and short antrorse, simple hairs. Leaves ovate to narrowly ovate, simple, 1.5–8 cm long, 0.6–2 cm wide, upper surface with short stiff antrorse hairs, lower surface with dense sessile glands and retrorse hairs, apex subacute to acute, margin serrate, plane; petiole 2–14 mm long. Inflorescence usually branched, to c. 8 cm long, 3–10(–20)-flowered; pedicel 3–10 mm long, ascending. Calyx 3–5 mm long, densely glandular and shortly pubescent, lobes c. equal to tube; corolla-tube shorter than calyx, abaxial lip 6–9 mm long, glandular-pubescent externally; stamens c. equal to abaxial corolla-lip. Mericarps c. 3 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Apr.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, OtP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Occurs mostly from Bacchus Marsh area eastward with an isolated occurrence near Inglewood. Usually growing in shaded, but often rather dry sites, commonly on rocky ground.
|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|