Victorian Naturalist 73: 59 (1956) APNI
Compact shrub, to c. 2 m high; branchlets minutely and sparsely pubescent. Leaves erect or suberect, elliptic to oblanceolate, 10–25 mm long, 2–6.5 mm wide, flat or slightly convex, concolorous to slightly discolorous, glabrous; margin entire to serrulate toward the broadly acute to obtuse apex. Flowers white, 3–8, in conspicuously decurved, terminal and upper-axillary spikes 7–15 mm long; bracteoles ovate, 1.4–2.3 mm long, acute, glabrous; sepals ovate, 2.5–3 mm long, acute, glabrous; corolla 3.5–5 mm long, lobes one-quarter to one-third as long as tube, acute, densely and shortly bearded within; anthers with straight or recurved sterile tips; ovary 2-locular, glabrous, style 1–2.5 mm long. Fruit ovoid to spherical c. 4 mm diam., red, translucent and fleshy when ripe. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Occurs in subalpine woodlands and Eucalyptus delegatensis forests eastwards from Lake Mountain, often in rocky areas, and largely coextensive with Acrothamnus maccraei.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|