Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 61: 462 (1916) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Perennial shrub to 15 cm high; stems erect, papillose. Basal leaves pinnately lobed, the lobes linear; stem leaves linear-lanceolate, to 4 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, entire, slightly papillose. Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals less than 1 mm long; petals absent; stamens 4; stigma sessile. Fruit obcordate, 4–5 mm long, c. 4 mm wide, reticulate, without hairs, wings broad, apically rounded, leaving open notch; pedicels 4–7 mm long, flattened, papillose. Flowers spring.
Gold, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Also Flinders Ranges in SA. Very rare plant reported recently from north of Bendigo and near Dimboola. Grows in dry woodland and open-forest.
Previously confused with Lepidium papillosum but stems have small, acute papillae rather than inflated white hairs and the fruits are heart-shaped and glabrous or papillose (but not with needle-like hairs).
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