Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Leaves papery or subcoriaceous, oblong to elliptic, 15–50 mm long, 2–9 mm wide, apex acute, truncate or retuse, upper surface smooth or rarely slightly scabrous, not glandular-verrucose. Calyx and petals silvery- to ferruginous-lepidote. Flowers spring.
EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, VAlp, WPro. Also Qld, NSW. Scattered in foothill to montane forests from Healesville area eastwards to the New South Wales border, often on shallow rocky soils. A 1914 specimen purportedly from Wilsons Promontory may represent a southern outlier, but is perhaps a result of mislabelling.
The style is usually glabrous but in specimens from near Yarra Junction it is basally lepidote. Although calyces are typically truncate, near Bairnsdale plants with broadly deltate-toothed calyces are common. These and other local forms often appear distinctive, but there is extreme and often overlapping variation across this subspecies' wide range.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|