Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 2: 348 (1794) APNI
Erect perennial or annual to 50 cm high, often with adventitious roots; stems pubescent or glabrous. Leaves mostly basal, obovate to oblanceolate, 1.5–10 cm long, 6–10 mm wide, acute, thin, pubescent to glabrescent, margins toothed, base attenuate into an indistinct petiole. Inflorescences terminal racemes or thyrses to 25 cm long, much longer than leaves; pedicels articulate, 6–16 mm long; bracteoles linear, 1.5–2 mm long. Sepals lanceolate to triangular, 1–2 mm long; corolla 10–14 mm long, with glandular and simple hairs outside and inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 5–6 mm long, wings c. 1.5 mm wide; indusium truncate-obtriangular, concave, purplish; ovules numerous. Fruit subglobose to ovoid, 5–6 mm long, valves entire; seeds suborbicular, c. 0.5 mm diam., pitted, yellow-brown, wing vestigial. Flowers mainly Oct.–Apr.
EGL, EGU, GipP. Also Qld, NSW. Confined in Victoria to between Rosedale area and the New South Wales border south of the Dividing Range. Usually occurring in sandy ground in heathland, grassland or woodland, often fringing swamps.
Close to, if distinct, from G. macbarronii which occurs north of the Dividing Range. See notes under that species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|