in Field, Geogr. Mem. New South Wales 349 (1825) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Spreading shrub, branched near base, to 1.5 m high; bark on smaller stems smooth, shedding in stringy strips. Leaves linear or narrowly elliptic to narrowly obovate, 2–10 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, glabrous on upper surface, silky on lower surface; apex acute, incurved; margins flat to incurved. Flowers 6–8 mm diam.; hypanthium c. 2 mm long, silky or silky on lower half, glabrous on upper; pedicel to 1 mm long; sepals triangular, c. 1 mm long, glabrous on outer surface (occasionally with ciliate margins), persisting on fruit; petals 2–2.5 mm long, white or flushed pink; ovary 3-locular, apex shortly silky all over. Fruit deciduous, hemispherical, 3–3.5 mm diam., surface silky to sparsely silky (finally glabrous); seeds c. 1 mm long, with a reticulate surface pattern. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
CVU, HNF, NIS, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT. Rare in Victoria where known only from woodland communities on dry hillsides in the north-east, Mitta Mitta River area, Everton, Beechworth areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|