Syn. Tremandr. 29 (1853) APNI
Compact shrub to c. 30 cm high; stems with mixed dense, short, curved or curly hairs mostly less than 0.5 mm long, and scattered broad-based, usually antrorse setae to c. 1 mm long, occasionally also with a few reddish gland-tipped hairs. Leaves mostly in whorls of 4–6, narrow-elliptic to obovate, 4–10 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, mucronate, recurved, margins flat to revolute, surfaces glabrous or with a few short, stiff hairs particularly on midvein and near margins. Inflorescences 1- or 2-flowered; peduncles elongating, 10–30 mm long in mature flowers, hooked, virtually glabrous. Sepals ovate to broad-ovate, 1.5–2 mm long, usually glabrous, deciduous; petals obovate, 6–10 mm long, deep lilac-pink, rarely white, deciduous; ovary usually densely hairy, ovules 4. Fruit cordate, cuneate or broad-obovate, 5–8 mm long; seeds more or less obovoid, 2–3 mm long. Flowers mostly Sep.–Dec.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Also NSW. Widespread in eastern Victoria, often in rocky situations or on shallow soils in open-forests.
|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|