Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub to 60 cm high, somewhat lemon-scented when young growth crushed, densely stellate-velvety indumented throughout; branches eglandular, not ridged, older branches glabrescent. Leaves simple, oblong to ovate, 5–18 mm long, 1–5.5 mm wide, obtuse, upper surface light green, lower surface grey-green, margins entire, recurved to revolute; petiole 0–0.7 mm long. Inflorescence 1–3-flowered, generally not exceeding leaves. Sepals narrowly lanceolate, 2–5.5 mm long, acute, densely stellate-hairy, smooth; petals 2.3–7 mm long, pink or occasionally white, often drying to light purple, imbricate; ovary stellate-pubescent. Follicles velutinous with a dense stellate indumentum, small terminal appendage present; seeds 3–3.5 mm long, mottled black, rugulose to striated. Flowers Aug.–Dec.
GipP, Glep, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Widespread in sandy mallee and mallee-heath communities of western Victoria with a southerly outlier near Casterton, and disjunct populations in sandly lowland heaths around the Gippsland Lakes.
Often cryptic unless recently after fires or other disturbance when flowering may be prolific.
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