Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 41 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Scrambling or dense wiry shrub to c. 2 m high; young stems hispid, usually with hairs of 2 distinct lengths. Leaflets narrowly elliptic to obovate, 4–15 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, sparsely hispid to scabrous-pubescent; margin entire, or rarely, crenate, slightly recurved. Flowers c. 10–15 mm wide, sessile, axillary, often on very contracted lateral shoots and appearing clustered; sepals 6 or 8, narrowly triangular, 2–3 mm long; petals as many as sepals, narrowly obovate, deep rosy-pink or magenta; stamens up to twice as many as petals, slightly longer than sepals, dark purple; ovary inferior, styles spreading, slightly exceeding stamens and elongating with age. Fruit ovoid, 2–3 mm long, hispid, apparently indehiscent, usually maturing a single smooth, ovoid seed, c. 2 mm long. Flowers mostly Sep.–Dec.
DunT, GGr, VVP. Endemic to the Grampians where moderately common in damp depressions, beside streams and in rocky gullyheads, occurring throughout all but the southern part of the range.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|