Victorian Naturalist 73: 187 (1957) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Erect shrub to 2 m high; branches sparsely to moderately covered in short hairs. Leaves in whorls of 3, narrowly elliptic to slightly oblong, 5–15 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, length-to-width ratio 3–6, sparsely to moderately hairy, margin entire, not recurved, apex obtuse with a slight callose point; pedicel short. Bracteoles 1–1.8 mm long. Calyx green, outer surface moderately to densely hairy, tube 2.8–3 mm long, lobes triangular, 1.5–2.5 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, lobe-to-tube ratio 0.5–0.9; corolla 12–14 mm long, purple (lavender). Flowers mainly spring.
Gold, LoM, VRiv. Endemic in Victoria. Apparently confined to the Bendigo Whipstick and Little Desert mallee communities on sand or sandy soils derived from shales and sandstone. .
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