Fl. Austral. 4: 193 (1868) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub to c. 1 m. high; branchlets hispid. Leaves not widely spreading, narrowly elliptic to c. oblong, 2–6 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, convex, concolorous, upper surface and margins hispid with scattered hairs of different lengths, lower surface papillose between nerves, otherwise glabrous or sparsely hispid; apex bluntish, slightly recurved. Flowers white, crowded, (1–)2–5 in spikes 3-7 mm long in upper axils; bracteoles ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, acute, minutely hispid; sepals narrowly ovate, 2.2–3 mm long, acute, dark-tipped, minutely hispid; corolla c. 2–3 mm long, lobes 1.2–2 times longer than tube, acute, spreading or recurved, densely bearded within; anthers with short sterile tips; ovary 2–3-locular, glabrous, style 0.3–0.5 mm long. Fruit ovoid, 1.5–2.2. mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
CVU, EGL, EGU, HNF, MonT, NIS. Occasional in elevated, dryish and often rocky sites supporting open-forest and woodland communities. Disjunctly distributed, from the Lerderderg Gorge area, and north and east from near Buchan.
A variant from rocky bluffs north of Combienbar approaches var. microphyllus (of New South Wales and Queensland) in having almost glabrous leaves, bracteoles and sepals.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|