J. Black ex E. Robertson, Fl. S. Aust. 946 (1957).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Shrub to 70 cm high; indumentum of spreading simple hairs and minute glandular ones, sometimes glabrescent; stems erect to ascending, terete, woody, glabrous to pubescent; leaves sessile, obovate, ovate to elliptic or lanceolate, acute to obtuse, 0.8-4 cm long, 0.2-2 cm wide, entire or dentate with a few coarse acute distal teeth, pubescent to glabrescent or glabrous.
Flowers sessile in terminal leafy spikes to 15 cm long; bracts leaf-like but smaller, usually entire and lanceolate; bracteoles ovate to linear-lanceolate, 4-11 mm long; sepals broad-ovate to deltoid, to 1 mm long, ciliate, connate at the base; corolla 10-24 mm long, blue to white, more or less pubescent outside, tomentose inside the throat; lobes narrow-oblong to elliptic, 5-12 mm long, with narrow subentire wings; tube 6-13 mm long; style 4-8 mm long, glabrous or with scattered hairs near the apex; indusium depressed-obovate, i.5-2.5 mm wide, with a posterior tuft of purple or whitish bristles and long white bristles around the orifice; ovary narrow-ovoid, 1.5-3 mm long, pubescent, completely 2-celled.
Fruit obovoid, 2-4 mm long, 2-celled, pubescent, with a thin dry mesocarp.
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Image source: fig. 635i in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
On rocky hills in woodland and scrub.
S.Aust.: NW, LE. W.Aust.; N.T.
Flowering time: mainly April — Oct.
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