Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 22 (1855) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Spreading, often dense shrub, to 1 m high. Leaves entire, narrowly oblong-elliptic to linear, 1–4.5 cm long, 0.7–2.0(–3.3) mm wide; lower surface subsericeous; margin refracted to revolute, often obscuring the lower lamina. Conflorescences simple, terminal and dense and subsecund, or the lowermost axillary and 2-flowered; rachises 5–21 mm long, tomentose to villous; perianth reddish-purple, outer surface loosely subsericeous, inner surface bearded; pistil 10.5–12.5 mm long, ovary stipitate, glabrous, style mauve to reddish with minute hairs and papillae from the apex to 0.5–1.5(–6) mm below, pollen presenter oblique. Fruits glabrous. Flowers spring.
Gold, GGr, VVP. Endemic in the Grampians. A 1920 specimen at MEL puportedly from the Bolangum Range near St Arnaud, is almost certainly incorrectly labelled. Grows on sandstone outcrops in exposed sites on slopes and ridges, and in shrubby woodland along creeks.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Australian Capital Territory|