Defin. Austral. Pl. 3 ; Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 36 (1855)
Shrub to 1.5 m high. Leaves lanceolate, narrowly oblong, narrowly elliptic or rarely ovate, 2–9 cm long, 0.5–3 cm wide, becoming glabrous above, densely, rusty-hairy beneath, base inconspicuously subcordate; petioles 3–10 mm long; margins flat or recurved. Inflorescence 2–8-flowered, crowded to open; bracteoles 3, 1.5–4.5 mm long. Calyx segments 3.5–7.2 mm long, white to pink, the outer surface densely stellate-hairy, the inner surface glabrous or with scattered hairs; petals 1–1.5 mm long, red-brown; anthers red-brown, c. 2 mm long; style glabrous. Capsule 4–8 mm diam., densely hairy. Flowers Aug.–Nov.
GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Common in mallee scrub in the north-west of the State, with an outlier in the whipstick mallee near Bendigo.
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