Fl. Tasman. 1: 261 (1857) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub to c. 80 cm high. Branchlets densely covered with short retrorse hairs. Leaves suberect to appressed, ovate to obovate, 1.4–3.2 mm long, 0.8–1.5 mm wide, glabrous, ± planoconvex in section, slightly keeled beneath, venation obscure; apex tapered to a subacute or obtuse ± incurved tip; margins smooth or minutely serrulate; base obtuse to cuneate, appressed to stem; petiole indistinct, 0.1–0.2 mm long. Flowers subsessile, forming small terminal clusters to l cm long; bracts 8–10; sepals ovate, 2–3 mm long, subacute; corolla white, campanulate, glabrous, tube 1.3–2 mm long, slightly shorter than calyx, lobes recurved, 1.8–2.5 mm long, obtuse; anthers partly exserted; ovary glabrous; nectary scales truncate; style straight-sided, 0.3–0.6 mm long, glabrous. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. Known only from Lake Mountain, the Baw Baw Plateau and the summit area of Mt Howitt, but often locally plentiful in subalpine heathland of the margins of pools, in bogs and in frost hollows. .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|