Shrub 1--3 m high; branchlets rusty-pubescent. Leaves subcoriaceous; margins entire, recurved; glabrous above; below with sparse to dense, straight to flexuose, appressed to spreading, rusty simple hairs, overlaying greyish stellate hairs, secondary veins apparent. Stipules narrow-triangular, 2--4 mm long, deciduous, but commonly persisting for several nodes below growing point. Inflorescences terminal, compact, 1--4(--8) cm long, 1--3(--8) cm wide; bracts deciduous or semi-persistent. Flowers yellow; externally with moderately dense simple hairs. Pedicels (1.5--)3(--4) mm long. Hypanthium 1--1.5 mm long. Sepals 2--2.5 mm long, caducous. Petals spathulate, 1.5--2.5 mm long. Ovary virtually inferior, summit simple-pubescent; style 1.5--2.5 mm long, branched in middle third. Torus in middle third of capsule; operculum membranous.
EGL, EGU, HNF, MonT. Confined to the far east where occurring in dry rocky forests and on rocky stream banks.
There are 2 subspecies.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|