in DC., Prodr. 12: 580 (1848) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Perennial tufted herb to 25 cm high, often root-suckering and sometimes forming extensive stands; branches sparsely to rather densely pubescent, hairs branched, rarely simple, sessile glands present. Leaves narrowly obovate to ovate in outline, 0.5–3 cm long, 3–15 mm wide, pinnately 3–5-lobed distally, midrib prominently raised beneath, surfaces with sparse to moderately dense branched hairs, margin strongly recurved; sessile. Inflorescence spike-like, 1.5–4 cm long; flowers sessile in axils of broad floral leaves, 1 or 2 per axil; internodes not visible. Calyx 4.5–7 mm long, with dense simple and branched hairs and scattered glands, lobes c. equal to tube; corolla-tube c. equal to calyx, abaxial lip 5–8 mm long, glandular-pubescent externally; stamens slightly shorter than abaxial corolla-lip. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
GipP, LoM, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Also SA, NSW. In Victoria confined to the far north-west and rather rare, occurring in mallee communities on sandy or loamy soils.
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