Muelleria 10: 34 (1997) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Shrub 1–3 m high; branchlets greyish (rarely rusty) stellate-pubescent. Leaves ovate, 25–60 mm long, 15–30 mm, apex obtuse, upper surface sparsely stellate-pubescent, veins strongly impressed, secondary (and usually tertiary) veins apparent, lower surface greyish with dense sessile stellate hairs; margins minutely serrate; stipules 4–8 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence paniculate, c. pyramidal, 5–15 cm long, 2–7 cm wide; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream or greenish, externally densely stellate-pubescent; pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm long; hypanthium 1.3–1.5 mm long; sepals 1.8–2.1 mm, persistent; petals absent; ovary virtually inferior, the summit stellate-pubescent, style branched in middle third. Operculum membranous, occupying most of inner face, or indistinct and mericarp dehiscing via a ventral or marginal slit. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
GipP, WPro. Also Tas. New Zealand. Occurs on low dunes and sea-cliffs at Wilsons Promontory (e.g. Lighthouse area), islands of Corner Inlet, and the western limit of the Ninety Mile Beach. Also in Tas., New Zealand.
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