Victorian Naturalist 68: 141 (1951) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Shrub, 2–4 m high; branchlets villous with mid-dense to dense simple, greyish or pale hairs. Leaves elliptic or obovate, 15–40 mm long, 8–15 mm wide, obtuse, margins recurved, upper surface glabrous, with impressed secondary veins, lower surface villous with mid-dense, greyish or rusty simple hairs largely obscuring greyish stellate hairs; stipules 4–5 mm long, deciduous. Flowers in dense bracteate clusters, forming pyramidal panicles 3–5 cm long overall. Flowers cream, externally grey- or brownish-villous; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long; hypanthium 0.6–0.8 mm long; sepals 1.5–1.7 mm long, deciduous; petals absent; disc absent; ovary inferior, summit villous, style branched in middle third. Fruit not seen. Flowers Oct.
EGU. Also NSW. Localized in eastern Victoria, along and near the Rodger River near its confluence with the Snowy River where growing on shallow, shaley soils.
The few Victorian populations are remarkably isolated from this rare species' main occurrence near Sydney.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|