Fragm. 2: 154 (1861) APNI
Decumbent or erect shrub to 1.5 m tall; stems terete, appressed-pubescent. Leaves opposite, whorled or scattered, narrow-ovate to elliptic, sometimes oblong, 2–10 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, lower surface appressed-pubescent, upper surface glabrescent, tuberculate, margins recurved, apex with a minute recurved point; petiole to c. 0.5 mm long. Inflorescence a few-flowered terminal raceme; pedicels to c. 4 mm long, silky. Calyx 5–6 mm long, silky, teeth about equal to tube; corolla 8–10 mm long, orange-yellow with red markings; standard suborbicular, orange-yellow with a reddish centre; keel about equal to wings, rusty or purplish-red; ovary shortly stipitate, pubescent, ovules 10 or more. Pod ovoid to oblong, 8–10 mm long, apex acute, pubescent, brown; seeds usually 2–4, c. 2 mm long. Flowers mostly Oct.–Jan.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT. Apart from isolated western records from near Creswick and Forrest, apparently confined in Victoria to mountainous country in the east of the state where widespread and often locally common.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|