in Rees, Cycl. 39 (1818) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Bushy shrub to 3 m high; branches velvety with stellate hairs, not warted, often somewhat grapefruit-scented when crushed. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets ovate to obovate, 9–42 mm long, 4–10 mm wide, apex acute to rounded, upper surface dark green and pubescent, lower surface grey-green and velvety, margins entire, not or hardly recurved; petiole 3–11 mm long. Inflorescence usually longer than leaves, 3–30-flowered. Sepals triangular, c. 3 mm long, tomentose, smooth; petals 3–5.5 mm long, deep to pale pink, rarely white, valvate, pubescent; ovary glabrous. Follicles velvety, lacking appendage; seed 2.5–3.5 mm long, black to red-brown, striated. Flowers winter and spring.
EGU, GipP, HSF, MonT. Also Qld, NSW. Rather uncommon in Victoria, occurring in open eucalypt forest, woodland, heath and riparian shrubland, on rocky and sandy substrates.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|