Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916 suppl. 2 644 (1917) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Prostrate or ascending shrub to 40 cm high; stems pubescent with appressed hairs. Leaves shortly petiolate, elliptic to oblanceolate or spathulate, 3–8 cm long, 5–27 mm wide, thick, obtuse, both surfaces appressed-pubescent, margins entire or obscurely toothed, usually recurved. Flowers c. sessile, in leafy terminal spikes to c. 8 cm long; bracteoles linear to narrow-elliptic, 3–6 mm long. Sepals connate in a tube, lobes minute or obsolete, ciliate; corolla 12–20 mm long, pubescent outside, bearded inside, bright blue, wings 1–2 mm wide; indusium transverse-oblong, with sparse long bristles at base and prominent white bristles around orifice. Fruit subglobose, 7–12 mm diam., glabrous, succulent, white to purplish. Flowers throughout the year.
Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, HSF, OtP, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Scattered and rather uncommon in Victoria, on coastal dunes between the mouth of the Glenelg River and Gabo Island, often forming low hummocks through accretion of windblown sand.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|