sensu J.H. Willis, Handb. Pl. Victoria 2:636 (1973) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect perennial to 60 cm high; stems glabrous to cottony hairy. Leaves mostly basal, oblanceolate to obovate, 4–10 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, acute or obtuse, pubescent to glabrescent, entire or toothed, base attenuate into obscure petiole. Inflorescences narrow terminal spikes or thyrses (initially crowded and umbel-like) to 40 cm long; pedicels articulate or not, 0–3 mm long; bracteoles linear, c. 3 mm long. Sepals linear, 1.5–4 mm long; corolla to c. 12 mm long, with appressed yellow hairs outside, villous inside, lemon-yellow to orange, abaxial lobes 2.5–4.5 mm long, wings 1–1.5 mm wide; indusium depressed-oblong; ovules 15–20. Fruit obovoid, c. 4 mm long, valves entire; seeds suborbicular to elliptic, 1–2 mm long, reticulate-pitted, brown to blackish, wing vestigial. Flowers mainly Aug.–Mar.
EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Rare in Victoria where confined to far East Gippsland (Genoa area), usually in damp heath.
Subsp. argentea Carolin from northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland differs by the corolla having mostly white cottony hairs outside rather than appressed yellowish hairs.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|