in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2: 920 (1843) APNI
Shrub 0.3–2 m high, densely branched, procumbent to erect. Leaves usually crowded, oblong to obovate, not spreading widely, 2–4 mm long, to 1 mm wide, thick, concavo-convex, not keeled below; apex more or less acute; base attenuate. Flowers solitary in axils, white, to 8 mm across; pedicel to 1 mm long; bracteoles absent; hypanthium obconical; calyx-lobes obtuse, triangular; petals orbicular, 1–1.5 mm long; stamens usually 5(–7), filaments geniculate; ovary 2-celled, almost flat-topped. Fruit cuplike, to 2 mm diam.; seeds angular. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. In Victoria confined to alpine and subalpine areas where locally common along streams and in bogs.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|