F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 5:22 (1865).
Synonymy: Pholidia dalyana F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 5:10 (1870).
Common name: None
Broom-like shrub or small tree 1-3 m tall; branches tuberculate, the tubercles in distinct rows, scaly; leaves opposite, linear-subterete, 10-70 x 0.6-1.2 mm, apex uncinate, scaly but often glabrescent.
Flowers 1 or rarely 2 per axil; pedicel 4-8 mm long, straight or slightly curved, scaly; sepals valvate, green-grey, triangular, 1.5-3.7 x 0.8-1.3 mm, acute, outside surface scaly, inside surface with branched hairs in distal part and along margins; corolla 18-26 mm long, pinkish-lilac to white, spotted pale-yellow in the tube, outside surface scaly, margins of lobes pubescent, inside surface of tube villous around stamen bases, with scattered hairs above, lobes glabrous, obtuse; stamens included, filaments bearded in the lower half, glabrous above, anthers with scattered hairs or glabrous; ovary villous to sericeous, hairs branched or unbranched; style glabrous or pilose in the lower half.
Fruit cylindrical to subfusiform, 8.5-18 x 2-4.5 mm, splitting near the apex, villous.
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Image source: fig. 610D in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Occasional in rocky situations.
S.Aust.: LE. N.T.; Qld.
Flowering time: mainly July — Oct.
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