Prodr. 507 (1810) APNI
Prostrate to ascending herb, often rooting from lower nodes; stems with short, antrorse simple hairs mainly along ridges. Leaves ovate, to c. deltoid, 0.5–2 cm long and wide, upper surface glabrous or with a few antrorse hairs near margin, lower surface with antrorse hairs mostly on veins, and sessile glands between veins, apex c. obtuse, base cordate or truncate, margins crenate-serrate or c. entire; petiole 3–18 mm long. Calyx often tinged purple, 2–3 mm long (to 5 mm in fruit), c. glabrous, or with scattered, short simple hairs; corolla 5–7 mm long, white, mauve with white markings, or wholly mauve, often spotted orange in throat, abaxial lip up to twice as long as adaxial lip. Seeds rugose, c. 0.8 mm long. Flowers mostly Oct.–Feb.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Scattered in Victoria from the far south-west near Heywood to the north-east, but common only in the far east. Usually occurring in shaded sites on stony ground, often near streams (but also in lava caves of the Volcanic Plain).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|