Telopea 1: 213 (1976) APNI
Erect, spreading or procumbent shrub with branches to c. 60 cm long; stems with fine, white, erect or retrorse hairs, often with larger tubercle-based setae to c. 1.5 mm long, glandular hairs sometimes also present on new growth. Leaves alternate, opposite or in irregular whorls of 3 or 4, narrow- to to broad-elliptic or suborbicular, 2–15 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, apex usually acute, incurved, margins flat to recurved, both surfaces usually with a few setae to c. 1.5 mm long, particularly on veins and margins. Inflorescences 1- or rarely 2-flowered; peduncles elongating, 4–10 mm long in mature flowers, glabrous or hairy. Sepals ovate to broad-ovate, 1–2.5 mm long, deciduous; petals obovate to ovate, 3–12 mm long, deep lilac-pink, pale pink or white, deciduous; ovary usually with long, hollow shining hairs; ovules 2. Fruit obovate to cuneate or cordate, 3–4.5 mm long; seeds more or less oblong, c. 3 mm long. Mainly Aug.–Dec.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, OtP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Found mainly in eastern Victoria in coastal heathaland and lowland forest.
Tetratheca pilosa subsp. pilosa and T. pilosa subsp. pilosa occupy generally distinct geographical areas in Victoria, with no report of their being sympatric anywhere unlike in Tasmania where their ranges overlap and some intermediates have been observed.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|