Bot. Mag. t. 3908 (1841)
Shrub to 3 m high. Leaves ovate to lanceolate or more or less cordate, 2.5–13 cm long, 1–7 cm wide, becoming glabrous above, rusty-hairy beneath; margins flat or slightly recurved; petioles 5–20 mm long. Inflorescence c. 6–12-flowered, crowded, the entire inflorescence dark, rusty-brown; bracteoles 3, 3–4.5 mm long. Calyx segments 6–8 mm long, cream, the outer surface obscured by dense, rusty, stellate hairs, the inner surface glabrous; petals less than 1 mm long, reddish; anthers c. 2 mm long; style glabrous. Capsule 3–5 mm diam., densely hairy. Flowers mainly Sep.–Dec.
EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HSF, WPro, Wim. Also NSW, Tas. In Victoria mainly eastward of Erica, often amongst rocks near watercourses, with disjunct occurrences on Wilsons Promontory and in the Grampians.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|