Australian Systematic Botany 15: 330 (2002) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Procumbent to rounded shrub to c. 20 cm high, strongly lemon-scented; branchlets not ridged, dotted with oil glands but not warted, more or less pubescent with simple hairs, often with tufts of longer hairs at nodes; older branches glabrescent. Leaves trifoliolate; terminal leaflet lanceolate or linear, 4–5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide (lateral leaflets slightly shorter), rounded to acute, hirsute with simple hairs, dotted with oil glands but not warted, margins entire, slightly recurved; petiole 2–4 mm long. Inflorescence usually much longer than leaves, 1–3-flowered. Sepals triangular, 1.5–2 mm long, usually hairy, smooth; petals 3–4 mm long, pale pink to white, imbricate, pubescent; ovary pubescent. Follicles hirsute and dotted with oil glands, often with terminal appendage; seed 2.5–3 mm long, black, striated. Flowers late winter–summer.
HNF. Rare across its range. In Victoria apparently confined to open, rocky sites near Limestone Creek (between Benambra and Wulgulmerang).
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