J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 15: 72 (1992) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Aquatic or terrestrial, ephemeral or short-lived perennial herb, sometimes mat-forming, glabrous. Leaves 4–20 mm long; lamina oblanceolate or oblong, 2–10 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, usually 0.3–1 times longer and 1–3 times broader than petiole, base gradually narrowed, sometimes reddish, midvein apparent on lower surface, sometimes obscure on drying; petiole 2–20 mm long, flat, whitish. Flowers cleistogamous; pedicels 0–0.5 mm long, down-turned in fruit. Calyx enlarging to 1.5–3 mm long in fruit, never opening; corolla rudimentary; stamens 2; stigmatic lobe narrow-elliptic. Flowers mostly Aug.–Nov.
GipP, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, RobP, SnM, VRiv, Wim. Also SA. New Zealand. Apparently uncommon, but possibly overlooked, in Victoria. Collected from temporary pools on granite outcrops, clayey soils of the Murray River floodplain, and margins of subalpine bogs.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|