Defin. Austral. Pl. 2 ; Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 35 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub 0.3–1 m high. Leaves ovate to lanceolate or more or less oblong, 1–4 cm long, 0.5–1.3 cm wide, both surfaces with stellate hairs; petioles to c. 5 mm long; stipules leaf-like, sessile, 8–12 mm long, 4–8 mm wide. Inflorescence 1–5-flowered; bracteoles 3, 5–6 mm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, greenish, conspicuously stellate-hairy on the outer surface but rather sparsely so on the inner surface; calyx segments 7–8 mm long, 3.5–4.5 mm wide, papery, purplish, both surfaces variably stellate-hairy; petals less than 1 mm long, red and somewhat glandular; anthers red-brown, c. 2 mm long; style glabrous. Capsule enclosed in the calyx. Flowers Sep.–Mar.
GipP, Glep, GGr, LoM, OtP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA. In Victoria scattered in drier forests, heathy woodland and coastal heaths west of Port Phillip Bay, apparently restricted to Wilsons Promontory in the east.
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