in T.Mitch., Three Exped. Australia 2: 121 (1838) APNI
Erect shrub, usually 80–150 cm high; branchlets pubescent. Leaves reflexed, broadly ovate to orbicular, usually 3.5–7 mm long, 4–8 mm wide, flat to slightly convex, ± concolorous, basal region of upper surface pubescent but otherwise glabrous; margins entire to minutely serrate; apex aristate. Flowers white, 1–3 in axillary spikes 2–3.5 mm long; bracteoles broadly ovate to orbicular, 1.8–2.3 mm long, usually minutely mucronate, glabrous; sepals ovate, 3–5 mm long, more or less acute, glabrous; corolla 5–7 mm long, lobes about as long as tube, acute, densely bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary 5-locular, glabrous, style 3–5 mm long. Fruit ovoid, c. 5 mm long. Flowers mostly Feb.–May.
LoM, MuF, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA. Confined in Victoria to the far north-west where an occasional component of heathlands and heathy mallee woodlands, usually toward the crests of dunes on deep sand.
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