Ann. Bot. Syst. 2: 158 (1851) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Upright or spreading perennial, 40–100 cm tall; branchlets velvety, with simple glandular and stellate hairs and occasional longer simple hairs. Leaves ovate, 0.5–7 cm long, 0.8–4 cm wide, not markedly discolorous. Flowers solitary or in cymes; calyx campanulate, 7.5–9 mm long, 5-ribbed, ± equal to fruit; lobes acuminate, midline darker at apex; corolla yellow, exceeding calyx; lobes 5–16 mm long, asymmetrically emarginate apically; staminal column 6–9 mm long, pubescent; styles 10–11. Fruit transversely rectangular, green, 6–9 mm high, adjacent mericarps adhering for c. quarter of their surface, soon separating; mericarps 1- or 2-seeded, unawned.
A distinctive species, recognized by its glandular indumentum, its quickly dissociating mericarps and by the acuminate calyx lobes in which the midline of each lobe is much darker apically. The size of the flower varies considerably.
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