Victorian Naturalist 68: 142 (1951) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Spreading shrub, 1–3 m high; branchlets rusty, moderately to densely villous. Leaves ovate to obovate, 8–45 mm long, 7–30 mm wide, obtuse or emarginate, margins entire or subcrenate but veins usually exserted as a tuft of hairs, upper surface hispid with mid-dense to dense simple hairs, secondary veins strongly impressed, lower surface whitish beneath with soft stellate hairs and longer simple rusty hairs over veins; stipules 5–10 mm long, somewhat persistent. Flowers in dense globoid clusters, each c. 1 cm wide; bracts persistent. Flowers cream, externally whitish- to rusty-villous; pedicels 0–1 cm long; hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long; sepals 1.6–2.3 mm long, deciduous; petals absent (rarely present, then narrow-obovate, c. 2 mm long); disc absent; ovary inferior, summit villous, style variably branched. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, Strz. Also NSW, ACT. Scattered on shallow rocky soils in dryish open forests or woodlands (sometimes riparian), where sometimes forming thickets. Mainly east of Bairnsdale, with isolated occurances near Yackandandah, Licola and a single historic record from near Drouin.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|