Telopea 2: 176 (1981) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub to 3 m high; branches moderately tomentose with branched hairs and sometimes minute glandular hairs. Leaves sessile or subsessile, ovate to narrow-ovate, mostly 25–75 mm long, 8–20 mm wide (juvenile leaves often much larger and petiolate), acute or obtuse, margins flat, virtually glabrous. Inflorescences panicle-like, dense, leafy. Flowers on sparsely pubescent pedicels 2.5–6.5 mm long; calyx campanulate, 3–4 mm long, virtually glabrous; corolla 10–12(–14.5) mm long, virtually glabrous, white with purple striations, lobes ovate-truncate to linear, 4–5.5(–9) mm long, spreading; stamens 2–4 mm long. Capsule more or less globose, 4–5 mm diam.; seeds 2.4–3.5 mm long, pitted, brown. Flowers mainly spring and summer.
GGr, HNF, HSF, MuM, VAlp, Wim. Also ?SA. Rare in Victoria where apparently confined to Mt Arapiles, the Grampians and a few localities between Dargo and Mt Baldhead in Gippsland, growing on rock outcrops.
Possible hybrids between Cyphanthera anthocercidea and C. myosotidea have been noted in the northern Grampians where the two species grow together.
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