Muelleria 30: 38 (2012) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Shrub to c. 1.6 m high; young branchlets coarsely stellate-pubescent. Stem leaves Y-shaped (rarely cuneate with an apical notch), 6–10 mm long, lobes mostly from half to as long as undivided base, 1–2 mm wide, upper surface initially with scattered stellate hairs, usually becoming glabrous but tuberculate (from bases of fallen hairs) at least toward the apex and along margin, lower surface moderately densely stellate-pubescent, margin revolute; floral leaves obcordate, 3–8 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, densely white stellate-pubescent on upper surface. Flowers in terminal hemispherical heads c. 1 cm diam. that are subtended by 2–5 floral leaves, enlarged stipules and broad brown papery bracts; perianth c. 2 mm long, externally white-woolly; sepals c. 0.5 mm long, subequal to free part of hypanthium; style 0.6, entire. Fruit c. 2.5 mm long Flowers spring.
LoM, MuM, Wim. A very rare Victorian endemic, localised in heathy mallee near the southern boundary of the Little Desert north-west of Mitre.
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