Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 7: 450 (1821) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Erect shrub to 2.5 m high; branchlets densely stellate-pubescent without obvious glands. Leaves usually simple (rarely trifoliolate), elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 3–43 mm long, 1–7 mm wide, acute to obtuse, strongly discolorous, upper surface glabrous to sparsely stellate hairy, lower surface densely white tomentose, margins entire, plane to revolute, midrib raised abaxially; petiole 3–11 mm long. Inflorescence axillary, 1–3-flowered; peduncle 1–10 mm long; pedicel 6–11 mm long. Sepals ovate-deltoid to elliptic, valvate, 3–4.5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; petals 8.5–12 mm long, pink or rarely white, valvate, abaxial surface with prominently raised midrib, persistent; stamen filaments pilose; style hirsute or glabrous, stigma minute. Follicles glabrous or densely hirsute, 4–5 mm long; seeds 3–4 mm long, black, shiny. Flowers spring and summer.
EGU. Also NSW. Rare in Victoria and restricted to scrubby dry forest or shrubland fringing the Snowy, Tambo and Timbarra Rivers in Gippsland, usually on poor soils shallowly overlying rock.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|