Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 46 (1855)
Erect herb, 2–20 cm high; stem simple or few-branched. Leaves ovate to orbicular, 2–10 mm long and wide, the lower ones vestigial. Most flowers in dense terminal cymes, each flower more or less sessile in the axils of paired, leaf-like bracts. Flowers 4-partite; calyx 3–6 mm long, lobes elliptic to oblong, obtuse, margins broadly membranous; corolla creamy-white, tube subequal to calyx, membranous, contracted around the ovary summit, lobes ovate, 1–2 mm long; stamens shortly exceeding corolla-tube; style and stigmas each c. 1 mm long. Capsule ovoid, 4–5 mm long; seeds c. rhomboid, 0.6 mm long, trabeculate. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Common in and near saltmarsh communities along the coast and on saline ground prone to flooding away from the coast in the south-west (e.g. Casterton to Cavendish, Camperdown areas).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|