Villifera, from the Latin 'ville', meaning long, weak hairs and 'fera', meaning bearing, referring to the presence of long thin hairs, particularly on the leaves, which distinguish this species from H. sericea, the only other species known to Tepper at the time.
Distribution and status
Herbarium regions: Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)