Fl. Austral. 1: 132 (1863) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Straggling or semi-prostrate shrub; stems terete, to c. 80 cm long, often ending in a blunt point, minutely tuberculate, usually glabrous, sometimes with sparse long white hairs. Leaves alternate, usually reduced to scales 1–3 mm long, minutely tuberculate or hairy, not persistent, occasionally broadly oblanceolate, to c. 15 mm long, sessile, flat with recurved margins. Inflorescences 1- or 2-flowered; peduncles 2–7 mm long, glabrous. Sepals broad-ovate to orbicular, c. 1 mm long, deciduous; petals obovate, 4–10 mm long, deep lilac-pink; ovary hairy, ovules 2. Fruit obovate to obcordate, 3–5 mm long; seeds more or less obovoid, 2.5–3.5 mm long, hairy, appendage cream. Flowers Aug.–Feb.
EGL, EGU, HFE, HSF. Also NSW. Confined in Victoria to the eastern half of the State, mostly in East Gippsland where it favours rocky hillsides in tall eucalypt forest.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|