F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 2:116 (1861).
Synonymy: H. intraterraneus J. Black, Trans. R.Soc. S. Aust. 49:274 (1925).
Common name: None
Shrub 30-200 cm high, densely velvety-tomentose, the youngest parts ferruginous; upper leaves often undivided, oblong, blunt at the base and summit, faintly and distantly toothed, the blades 3-5 cm long and 8-12 mm broad, on petioles 7-15 mm long; the other leaves with a few broad obtuse lobes, the lowest lobes longer and spreading, or 3-foliolate.
Peduncles 14-55 mm long; epicalyx segments 8-10, free, linear, 5-8 mm long, conspicuously stellate-hairy; calyx 14-24 mm long, the tube shorter than the ovate-lanceolate acuminate densely hairy lobes; petals pink or purple, a darker reddish at the base, 23-42 mm long; staminal tube long, with relatively short filaments.
capsule subglobular, tomentose, 13-17 mm long; seeds angular, woolly.
Image source: fig 435c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: NW. W.Aust.; N.T.
Flowering time: April, July and Sept.
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