Pap. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Van Diemen’s Land 3: 296 (1859) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub to c. 3 m high, silvery-scaly; branches sometimes tuberculate. Leaves opposite, c. terete or linear, mostly 6–15 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, silvery-scaly, uncinate, base long-decurrent, margins entire. Inflorescences 1- or 2-flowered; pedicels 2–6 mm long, straight. Flowers zygomorphic; sepals triangular, 1.5–3.5 mm long, acute, valvate, silvery-scaly; corolla 15–25 mm long, scaly outside, hairy inside, margins stellate-hairy, lilac or white, spotted, upper lip 2-lobed; stamens 4, included, anthers reniform; ovary scaly, style scaly and with branched hairs. Fruit conical, 3.5–5 mm long, 2–3.5 mm diam., dry, scaly. Flowers mostly Aug.–Jan.
MuM. Also WA, SA, NSW. In Vic. -toria apparently confined to a few sites south of Benetook and from near Meringur in the far north-west. Considered vulnerable in the State. Found mainly in mallee communities on sandy, usually limestone-rich soils. .
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