in Sturt, Narr. Exped. C. Australia 2 (Bot. App.): 83 (1849) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Rigid, erect shrub to 1 m high; stems striate, virtually glabrous. Basal leaves sessile, few, ovate-spathulate, to 60 mm long and 15 mm wide, toothed, soon withering; cauline leaves mostly reduced to recurved, ovate or triangular scales, 1–3 mm long. Flowers in loose thyrses or racemes to 20 cm long; peduncles 1–6 cm long, similar to branchlets; bracteoles triangular, 2–4 mm long. Sepals triangular, 1–4 mm long, connate at base, persistent; corolla 20–30 mm long, finely pubescent outside, densely bearded inside, cream to blue, wings to c. 1 mm wide; indusium depressed-obovate, with bristles at base equalling or exceeding those at orifice. Fruit ellipsoid, 5–8 mm long, ribbed, tuberculate, glabrescent. Flowers mainly Apr.–Dec.
LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP. Also NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Exceedingly rare in Victoria where known only from the Hattah area. A pre-1900 specimen labelled 'Swan Hill' is of dubious origin. Grows in deep sand mallee. Sometimes locally common following fire (mostly resprouting from rootstock), but usually becomes inconspicuous after a few years.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
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