Telopea 3: 437 (1989) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub to 3 m high; bark on smaller stems smooth or becoming rough. Leaves elliptic to narrowly obovate, 10–25 mm long, 3–8 mm wide, flat, finally glabrous (rarely a few appressed silky hairs persisting); apex shortly acuminate to acuminate, flat to incurved; petiole 1–2 mm long. Flowers c. 25 mm diam.; hypanthium c. 5 mm long, silky to villous, sessile; sepals narrowly triangular, 4.5–6.5 mm long, acute, silky on outer surface, persisting on fruit; petals 8–10 mm long, white; ovary 5-locular, apex glabrous. Fruit persistent, obconical, 7–12 mm diam., surface ultimately shedding in papery flakes (and becoming gnarled), valves woody; seeds 3–3.5 mm long, with a linear-striate surface pattern. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, Glep, GGr, OtP, VVP, Wim. Victorian endemic. Confined to the Grampians and nearby Mts Langi Ghiran, Buangor and Ben Nevis. Locally common on sandstone and granitic outcrops.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Australian Capital Territory|