Telopea 8: 31 (1998) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Dioecious, scrambling herb. Stems 18–100 cm long, terete or subterete, 3 or more times branched from near base of plant, ± straight, not flexuose, minutely (but distinctly) warty. Sheathing leaves spaced along stem, 10–20 mm long, appressed or loose (when subtending branches), striate; apex extended into a terete point (which is often broken off). Inflorescence with distal shortly pedicellate clusters of flowers subtended by floral bracts (3–)4–9 mm long, erect, narrowly ovate, much shorter than the subtending branch of the inflorescence and usually shorter than the flowers, pale, loose, dry and membranous, translucent; apex tapering and obtuse. Perianth 1.7–3 mm long; male flowers with the inner perianth whorl much longer than the outer; female flowers with perianth whorls equal or inner slightly longer than outer. Styles 3, usually arising close together on the ovary. Flowers Aug.–Jan.(–Mar.).
DunT, Glep, GGr, VVP. Also Tas. In Victoria restricted to the Grampians and the south-west, occurs mainly in swampy heathland, at swamp margins and along rocky margins of watercourses.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|