Linnaea 29: 266 (1858) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: critically endangered (CR); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Shrub, 1–4 m high; branchlets greyish, densely stellate-pubescent. Leaves elliptic to broad-elliptic, (8–)12–15(–22) mm long, (6–)8–10(–13) mm wide, obtuse, margins entire, upper surface glabrous, lower surface whitish, densely and finely stellate-pubescent, sometimes with scattered larger rusty stellate hairs, lateral veins obscure; stipules 1.5–2 mm long, deciduous. Panicles pyramidal or hemispherical, 1–4 cm long and wide; bracts deciduous. Flowers creamy white, externally greyish stellate-pubescent; pedicels 2–3 mm long; hypanthium c. 0.5 mm long; sepals 1.5–2 mm long, deciduous; petals spathulate, 1.2–1.5 mm long, soon falling; disc absent; ovary half-superior to superior, stellate-pubescent, style branched from near middle. Operculum membranous, subequal to mericarp Flowers Oct.
CVU, GipP, HNF, HSF. Endemic in Victoria. Largely confined to moist forest and scrubs in the upper catchment of the Yarra, Plenty and Yea Rivers in an area bounded by Healesville, Marysville and Whittlesea, but also in the Tyers-Walhalla areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|