Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Rounded shrub to 2 m high; branches smooth. Leaves coriaceous, broadly elliptic to ovate, 1.5–3 cm long, 6–18 mm wide, apex obtuse, base obtuse to subcordate, upper surface smooth and glabrous, lower surface densely tomentose, margins entire, flat or slightly recurved; petiole 2–3 mm long. Inflorescence 1–3-flowered, terminating short branches; pedicels 5–10 mm long, tomentose; bracteoles submedial to basal, linear, deciduous. Flowers usually pendent; calyx hemispherical, 3–7 mm long, truncate to gently or deeply undulate and then with recurved margin, densely fawn-tomentose; corolla broadly cylindric, c. 2.5 cm long, cream, petals fused; stamens just exserted, filaments widening at base. Flowers winter–summer.
OtP, OtR. Also Tas. Rare in Victoria, where known only from coastal shrubland of calcaerous cliffs near Cape Otway.
Hybridizes with C. alba.
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