Tetratheca pilosa

Common Name:

Hairy Pink Bells
Pink eye

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (NPSTWXZ) also NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Coastal heathland and sclerophyll forest 1

Flower Description:

Deep lilac-pink 1


Dense shrub to 30 cm tall 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from the other species of Tetratheca at the Prom by having scattered leaves that are not in whorls, and very hairy stems 1
There are two subspecies, only subsp. latifolia is found at the Prom.


Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.