Muelleria 10: 48 (1997) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Spreading shrub to c. 1 m high; branchlets rusty-pubescent with spreading stellate and simple hairs. Leaves ovate, elliptic or obovate, 15–40 mm long, 8–15 mm wide, obtuse or acute, upper surface glabrous, lower surface with scattered to moderately dense, ascending to erect, curved to flexuose, rusty simple hairs, secondary veins apparent; stipules 2–3.5 mm long, deciduous, but commonly persisting for several nodes below stem apex. Inflorescences terminal, and upper-axillary, compact, c. 1 cm long and wide or clusters of this size aggregated; bracts persistent to anthesis. Flowers cream, externally with moderately dense simple hairs; pedicels to c. 3 mm long but often <1 mm; hypanthium c. 1 mm long; sepals 2–2.5 mm long, deciduous; petals spathulate, 2–2.5 mm long; ovary virtually inferior, summit simple-pubescent, style branched in middle third. Fruit not seen in Vic., but elsewhere c. 4 mm long. Operculum membranous, c. half as long as mericarp.
Subsequent visits to the site have not been able to relocate the population.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|