Australian Systematic Botany 11: 10 (1998)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Herb to 12 cm high. Leaf-lamina 5–15 mm diam., cordate at base, thick-textured, stiff, paler beneath, upper surface sparsely bristly or glabrous, lower surface glabrous; margins recurved, entire to finely crenulate; petiole usually glabrous, 1–7 cm long. Umbels c. 10–20(–30)-flowered; peduncle 1–11 cm long, glabrous to sparsely bristly, elongating and becoming thickened and hollow in fruit; bracts 5–10, c. linear, 2–5 mm long; pedicels 2–5 mm long. Flowers bisexual; petals 1–1.3 mm long, white, sometimes suffused red. Fruit very flattened, mericarps broad-ovate in outline, 2.5–3 mm long. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
GipP, HNF, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, Tas. Confined to Sphagnum bogs and wet heaths in alps, but locally common and often forming small colonies.
This species was recently segregated from the Tasmanian endemic D. hydrocotyle.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|