Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 29: 385 (1833) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect shrub 20–100 cm high, glabrous; branches few, each terminating in an inflorescence. Leaves linear to narrow-lanceolate, mostly 3–5 cm long, 1.5–4 mm wide, acute, margins recurved to revolute, glabrous; petiole to c. 1 mm long; stipules entire, membranous. Inflorescences 8–15 cm across; rachis elongating after anthesis; bracts ovate-lanceolate, c. 1.5 mm long. Sepals usually 5, obovate, 1.5–2.5 mm long. Male flowers with 5 stamens, filaments free; female flowers with 3 deeply 2-partite styles. Capsule 2.5–3 mm diam., 3–6-lobed; seeds 6, c. 1 mm long, tuberculate, whitish. Flowers mostly Sep.–Jan.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GGr, VVP. Also Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria only from the northern Grampians, the Pyrete and Brisbane Ranges, and far East Gippsland in the vicinity of Genoa. Grows in open-forests and woodlands, favouring dry stony slopes in the west and poor sandy soils in the east. Often conspicuous following bushfires.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|