in Pers., Syn. Pl. 2: 210 (1807) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Few-branched, perennial subshrub, 30–150 cm high. Leaves numerous, alternate and c. crowded along stem, linear, 2–8 cm long, c. 2 mm wide, glabrous, margins often revolute. Flowering stems 15–45 cm high, nearly smooth; flowers in 1 main panicle and several lesser racemes. Calyx narrowly lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm long, lobes blunt, shorter than tube; corolla 10–15 mm across, white to pale pink, sometimes spotted darker pink, lobes c. equal, paired horizontally, oblong, with glandular hairs scattered on the abaxial surface, labellum blunt with two short appendages and glandular hairs below, throat appendages absent; column 6–7 mm long; stigma cushion-like. Capsule c. oblong, 8–12 mm long; seeds fusiform, c. 1.5 mm long, dark brown, grooved, papillate. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
EGL, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Localized in Victoria in moist heathy forests on coarse granitic soils around Wingan Inlet, East Gippsland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|