Nuytsia 12: 275 (1998) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Shrub to 40 cm high; branchlets terete, minutely stellate-hairy (rarely glabrous). Leaves very shortly petiolate, coriaceous, ovate to broadly ovate, 3–5 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex subcordate, obtuse to rounded, glabrous to minutely stellate-hairy, margins entire, flat. Inflorescence a terminal or upper-axillary, 1–4-flowered umbel-like cluster, sometimes appearing many-flowered through reduction of upper internodes; pedicels 2–4 mm long. Calyx c. 1 mm long, lobes deltoid, c. 0.5 mm long, fleshy, glabrous; petals valvate, narrowly obovate, c. 4 mm long, white to pink, glabrous; stamens subequal to petals, anthers pink; disc short-cylindric; ovary glabrous. Follicles slightly spreading, glabrous, apex rounded, finely corrugate, c. 4 mm high. Flowers spring.
LoM. Also SA. Extremely rare in Victoria where known only from mallee-heath in the Natimuk area (but not collected from there since 1962) and near Lake Hindmarsh (where first discovered 2014).
Description based largely on South Australian plants.
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