J. Black, Proc. R.Soc. S. Aust. 50:286 (1926).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Dog-bush.
White hoary shrub 1-3 m high; branches non-tuberculate, ribbed, tomentose; leaves clustered, subopposite to alternate, narrowly oblanceolate to falcate, 28-55 x 3.5-6.1 mm, acute, entire, grey to yellowish-grey, tomentose.
Flowers 1 per axil; pedicel 14-18 mm long, straight or curved, prominently ribbed in the distal part, tomentose; sepals 4, valvate, lanceolate, 2-10 x 1.5-3 mm, acute, margins recurved, outside surface stellate-pubescent, inside surface and margins pubescent with branched hairs; corolla 25-40 mm long, red or rarely yellow, outside surface stellate-pubescent, inside surface glandular-pubescent but with stellate hairs towards the lobe margins, lobes acute; stamens exserted; filaments pubescent with branched hairs, anthers densely pubescent; ovary and style pubescent with branched hairs.
Fruit dry, conical, 10-18 x 5-6 mm, 4-ribbed, densely pubescent with branched hairs.
||Branch, flower and fruit. Sepal and branched hairs.
Image source: fig. 609A in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Occurs on stony hardpan soils.
S.Aust.: LE. Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: mainly July — Aug.
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