Telopea 9: 655 (2001) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Erect shrub to 2 m high, dark green, pubescent with stellate hairs; prickles absent or to c. 10 mm long, sparse on stems, occasional or rare elsewhere. Leaves lanceolate, mostly 8–12 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, apex acute to acuminate, base cuneate to cordate, margins entire or sinuate, discolorous, upper surface sparsely pubescent, lower surface densely woolly-pubescent; petiole to 1 cm long; juvenile leaves often larger, entire to shallowly lobed. Inflorescences simple, to 10-flowered; peduncle to 1 cm long. Flowers on pedicels 5–10 mm long; calyx usually 5–7 mm long, lobes triangular, 2.5–5 mm long; corolla stellate to rotate, 25–40 mm diam., pale blue to purple, lobes broad, appearing emarginate; anthers 4.5–6 mm long. Berry globose, 15–20 mm diam., yellow, greenish or whitish; seeds 2.5–3.5 mm long, whitish. Flowers winter and spring.
EGL, EGU. Also NSW. In Victoria, known only from warm-temperate rainforest near Mt Drummer (east of Cann River), but not collected in recent years.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|