Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 22 (1855) APNI
Erect shrub 2–4 m high. Leaves usually simple, linear (rarely subterete), (3–)6–18 cm long, 0.8–1.8 mm wide, or with up to 6 linear lobes 1–1.5 mm wide; margin revolute, concealing lamina; upper surface longitudinally ridged; lower surface lanate (in grooves). Conflorescences erect, terminal or axillary, usually simple, 5–16 cm long, cylindric, dense; rachis tomentose to villous; bracts conspicuous on young inflorescences; outer surface of perianth grey-white and villous to tomentose or subsericeous, inner surface cream, pilose in lowest third or completely glabrous; pistil 12.5–20.5 mm long, ovary stipitate, bristly-villous, style cream to pale yellow, glabrous except near base, pollen presenter oblique. Fruits tomentose to glandular-pubescent Flowers Jun.–Jan.
LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, NSW. In Victoria confined to mallee scrub, open shrubland, or Triodia communities, on yellow or red sands in the far north-west (e.g. Wyperfeld National Park).
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