sensu Fl. Victoria 4:249 (1999) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Plants 1–1.5 m; stems felted. Leaves linear; 55–71 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide; petiole 2.5–3 mm long. Inflorescence 60–70(–170) mm long; axis with a close indumentum, soon glabrescent; bracts sublinear, 4–4.5 mm long. Pedicels 5–8 mm long; petals 2–2.5 mm long; anthers 1.5 mm long. Fruit obloid-ellipsoid to slightly obovoid, 3.5–4.5 mm long, 2.5–4 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Dec.
Endemic to Victoria, apparently restricted to areas between Mt Samaria and Mt Buffalo and adjacent areas including Ryans Creek and towards Tatong. Grows in shrubby open-forest. Regenerates from seed, not known to root-sucker.
The leaves of subsp. 2 tend to be less asperate than those of subsp. 1.