in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV 105 (Heft 86): 257 (1924) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Base and rhizome woody; stems erect, rigid, terete or finely fluted, generally to 15 (but up to 40) cm high, with stalked, branched hairs. Basal leaves petiolate, entire to pinnately notched, to 5 cm long; stem leaves few, reducing to sessile. Sepals 2–3 mm long; petals 3.5–6 mm long. Fruit erect to spreading, obovoid to ellipsoid, 5–9 mm long (excluding style), c. 2 mm wide; style 0.5–1 mm long; pedicels spreading to horizontal, 5–11 mm long; seed coat reticulate Flowers spring–summer.
EGU, HNF, VAlp. Also NSW. In Victoria, known currently from only 2 small populations in dry, rocky habitat north of Licola. Previous records include a few more localities, including a sandy site at slightly lower elevation near Suggan Buggan.
This species is rare throughout Australia and considered vulnerable in Victoria. It is characterized by its habitat; the stalked, branched hairs on the stems; and the more or less terete, obovoid to ellipsoid fruits.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|