Australian Systematic Botany 16: 256 (2003) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub to 1 m high; stems terete, covered with pale, tangled hairs. Leaves alternate, elliptic to narrowly obovate, 5–10 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, reflexed, flat to concave; apex acute, usually not pungent; lower surface with sparse to moderate cover of pale hairs, veins obscure; margin strongly incurved; stipules 3–4 mm long, joined for c. half their length, overlapping and obscuring stem. Flowers single or 2 together at tips of short, lateral shoots; bracts broadly ovate 1–3 mm long, persistent, papery, margins ciliate; calyx 5–6 mm long, tube usually glabrous, lobes with pale hairs; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, ovate, 3–5 mm long, glabrous, margins ciliate; standard 6–9 mm wide; ovary and base of style covered with pale, silky hairs. Pod turgid, hairy. Flowers Nov.
CVU, OtP, VVP, Wim. Restricted to a few small areas of dry forest west of Melbourne in Gisborne, Barkstead and Lerderderg areas with an isolated, very old record from Apollo Bay.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|