Nuytsia 1: 86 (1970) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Compact shrub to c. 1 m high. Leaves coriaceous, oblong-obovate to broadly obovate, cuneate or suborbicular, 7–11(–16) mm long, 2–7 mm wide, apex rounded, upper surface scurfy to glabrous, smooth to scaberulous, midrib not impressed, lower surface smooth, silvery- to ferruginous-lepidote, margins entire, recurved to revolute. Calyx and petals silvery- or ferruginous-lepidote. Flowers spring and summer.
EGU, HNF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Rather rare in Victoria, occurring in elevated areas in forest, woodland and heath in rocky areas (e.g. Moroka River Gorge, upper Buchan River, Mitta Mitta, Mt Tingaringy, Cathedral Range).
A specimen from The Sugarloaf, near Buxton, has been tentatively determined as this subspecies, geographically isolated from other examples of the taxon. It may be a form of subsp. squamulosum which occurs locally, but with leaves reduced in length due to the exposure of the site.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|