Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub to 3 m high, greyish; branches with an indumentum of whitish stellate hairs and glandular hairs. Leaves subsessile, elliptic to ovate or more or less obovate, mostly 6–15 mm long, 1.5–7 mm wide (juvenile leaves often much larger), obtuse, tomentose, margins recurved. Inflorescences panicle-like, dense, leafy; pedicels 1–6 mm long, tomentose; calyx campanulate, 2–5.5 mm long, pubescent; corolla 6.5–13 mm long, glabrous or pubescent, white or creamy-white with purple striations, lobes lanceolate, 3–15 mm long, acute, longer than tube, spreading; stamens 2–5 mm long. Capsule broad-ellipsoid to globose, 2.5–8 mm long; seeds 2.3–3.8 mm long, pitted, brown. Flowers mainly spring to early summer.
EGU, NIS, SnM. Also Qld, NSW. Rare in Victoria where known only from a few localities in the upper Snowy River area e.g. Ballantyne Hills, Little River, Mt Stradbroke and the Snowy River gorge. Usually found on dry rocky slopes. .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|