in DC., Prodr. 12: 560 (1848) APNI
Compact, dense shrub to c. 1 m high, strongly aromatic; branches densely covered with short, more or less spreading hairs and subsessile glands. Leaves obovate, moderately thick, 4–8 mm long, 3–4.5 mm wide, dark green above, paler below, glabrous, densely glandular, base cuneate, margin entire or minutely crenate to crenate (the latter probably hybrids), apex rounded to obtuse, or appearing truncate when margin recurved; petiole 0–0.5 mm long. Flowers appearing axillary, crowded in distal nodes; bracteoles persistent, 3–3.5 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide. Calyx c. 5 mm long, tube 2.5–3 mm long, adaxial lobe 2–2.5 mm long (not or only slightly enlarged in fruit); corolla white with many violet, purple or reddish blotches or spots in throat and tube, 10–15 mm long; anther appendage c. 1.5 mm long. Flowers mostly Nov.–Feb.
EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MuM, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Locally common or dominant in alpine closed heathlands and shrublands or in Eucalyptus pauciflora subalpine woodland, between c. 1500 and 2000 m altitude, usually in rocky sites. Purportedly collected from Bemm River. This location is unlikely to be accurate given the drastically different environment at Bemm River to where this species is known with certainty from.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|