Nuytsia 13: 563 (2001) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Prostrate or procumbent shrub, 8–20 cm high, sparsely branched. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 3–10 mm long, papery. Flower solitary, 3–5 mm across, deflexed at anthesis; petals 1–2.5 mm wide; floral trichomes few or absent; stamens 3–10; ovules usually 4 per cell. Fruit 3–4 mm diam.; seeds 2–3 per cell. Flowers mostly Jun.–Feb.
EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, OtP, OtR, RobP, WaP. Scattered discontinuously in coastal Victoria from about Moonlight Head in the Otway Range to Mallacoota, with an isolated inland record from the Grampians. Confined to heathlands and heathy woodlands.
Distinguished from subsp. ramosissima by its generally narrower, sparser leaves and smaller flowers. Some plants from between Sydney and Jervis Bay in New South Wales are intermediate between the 2 subspecies.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|