Syst. Nat. 429 (1817) APNI
Shrubs with erect, spreading or rarely decumbent branches to 0.6 m long, pubescent to tomentose. Vestiture of usually crisped, forward-directed simple hairs. Leaves oblanceolate to oblong-obovate, 6–45 mm long, 1.5–14 mm wide, puberulous to tomentose or glabrescent; apex obtuse to truncate, rarely emarginate, mucro soon wearing off; central vein obscure. Flowers sessile, terminal on mainly short shoots with 2 or 3 obtuse oblong bracts 2.8–3.6 mm long; sepals 4.8–8.5 mm long, unequal, puberulous to pubescent; petals obovate, 6.6–16 mm long, pale to mid yellow; stamens 30 or more, arranged around ovary; filaments free; carpels 3, glabrous. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas (?extinct). Common on shallow, often gravelly soils in drier, often elevated forest and woodlands chiefly in the east, but with western outliers in the southern Grampians and Bendigo Whipstick areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|