Prodr. 7: 753 (1839) APNI
Trailing to decumbent shrub to c. 30 cm high; branchlets shortly hispid. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 3–8 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, flat to slightly convex, slightly discolorous, glabrous; margins minutely denticulate toward apex; apex acuminate, terminating in slender mucro to c. 1.5 mm long. Flowers white, single (rarely paired) in axils; bracteoles c. orbicular, 1–1.8 mm long, wider than long, glabrous, minutely mucronate; sepals ovate, 2.5–3.5 mm long, acute, or obtuse with a minute point, glabrous; corolla 5–7 mm long, lobes c. half as long as tube, acute, normally not widely spreading, densely bearded within; anthers lacking sterile tips; ovary glabrous, 5-locular, style shortly exceeding corolla tube, pilose at base. Fruit ellipsoid, 4–5 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
CVU, EGL, EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Fairly widespread in eastern Victoria, but rather uncommon, occurring chiefly on shallow, sandy or gravelly soils, often near rock, in open sites within dryish open-forests, woodland or heathland, often montane.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|