Chinn., J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1:258 (1979) subsp. tener Chinn., J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1:259, fig. 12 (1979).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Broom-like shrub to 3 m tall; branches tuberculate, the tubercles often coalescing to form irregular ridges, whitescaly, glabrescent; leaves opposite, linear, terete or subterete and channelled along the adaxial side, 14-32 x c. 1 mm, apex uncinate, densely whitescaly when immature but soon glabrous.
Flowers 1 or rarely 2 per axil; pedicel 1-3.5 mm long, scaly; sepals valvate, green, more or less equal, triangular, 1-1.5 x 0.5 mm, outside surface white-scaly, inside surface glabrous except for branched hairs along the margins and towards the apex; corolla 9-24 mm long, mauve to white, outside surface stellate-pubescent, the surface completely obscured by the hairs at bud stage, inside of tube arachnoid-hairy, lobes pubescent; lobes obtuse; stamens included, filaments bearded towards the base, glabrous above, anthers pubescent; ovary tomentose, the hairs branched, style pilose.
Fruit drupaceous, succulent, narrow-ovoid, 5-6.5 x 3.5-4.5 mm, pubescent.
||Branch, flower and fruit.
Image source: fig. 609I in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Flowering time: mainly Aug. — Oct.
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