Muelleria 1: 118 (1967) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Spreading, flat-crowned shrub to c. 3 m high; bark smooth, red- to grey-brown; branchlets finally glabrescent. Leaves alternate, scattered, linear or narrowly obovate to lanceolate, 2–5(–10) cm long, 5–10 mm wide, discolorous, upper surface dark green, more or less glabrous, lower surface white-tomentose, main veins rusty-pubescent; apex acute or obtuse, mucronate; margins entire or with a few spiny teeth; petiole 2–4 mm long. Inflorescence 5–15 cm long, 4–6 cm wide at anthesis. Tepals 15–20 mm long, pale yellow, limb often blue-grey at anthesis, hairy, deciduous; style gently curved, deciduous. Follicles to c. 150, 12–25 mm long, white-or rusty-tomentose, glabrescent except at base; opening only after fire; body of seed more or less semicircular, c. 7 mm long, wing to c. 16 mm long. Flowers Nov.–May
EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Naturalised in WA. Scattered sporadically through higher parts (mostly 1000–1500 m) of eastern Victoria and sometimes locally plentiful. Found mostly on dry, rocky ridges, in open-forest or subalpine mallee scrubs.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|