Xerothamnella parvifolia C.T.White APNI*
Description: Sparse low woody shrub to 1 m high, branches divaricate, with short appressed hairs.
Leaves ovate, 4–10 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, thick, ± sessile.
Corolla white outside; upper lip 4-lobed, white with red spots at base inside, lower lip entire, blood-red inside; tube 4–5 mm long, lips c. 5 mm long. Anthers 1-locular.
Capsule 7–8 mm long, glabrous or with a few hairs at apex.
Flowering: recorded November–January, probably triggered by rainfall.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in low sclerophyll woodland; rare in N.S.W., recorded only from the far northwest of the division at Mt Poole.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 3VCi
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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