Muelleria 7: 295 (1990) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Spreading shrub c. 30–130 cm high; branchlets finely pubescent when young. Leaves widely spreading, often ± horizontal, lanceolate or rarely elliptic, 5.5–14 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, mucronate, ± flat, glabrous above, lower surface glaucous with branching subparallel-palmate veins; margins plane to slightly recurved, smooth. Flowers in compact 3–6-flowered spikes, on previous season's wood; spike 2.5–5 mm long; bracteoles 0.8–1 mm long; sepals 1.4–1.6 mm long; corolla pale green; tube (1.6–)2–2.5 mm long; lobes 1–1.2 mm long; ovary 4- or 5-locular, style 0.5–0.7 mm long. Fruit ovoid-globose, c. 3 mm long, pearly white, glabrous. Flowers Aug.–Dec.
EGU, MonT, SnM. Also NSW. Generally uncommon species of montane open-forest, woodland or shrubland often on rocky summits or slopes of mountain ranges, east from Mt Elizabeth near Ensay, but locally frequent in the upper catchment of the Snowy River.
Closely resembles the red-fruited species A. divaricata R. Br. (New South Wales) and A. aggregata R. Br. (New South Wales and Queensland). It further differs from the former in having leaves with a glaucous undersurface and from the latter in the tendency for the leaves to be shorter and more lanceolate.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|