Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., Ser. 3, 9: 295 (1848) APNI
Tuber more or less globose. Stems erect, usually simple, sometimes shortly branched, 9–60 cm long, glabrous. Leaves in basal rosette and cauline; basal leaves appressed to the soil, often reduced, not peltate, petiole 5–17 mm long, lamina orbicular to reniform with 2–6 mm diam.; cauline leaves 5–19 mm long, peltate, distally often in groups of 2–6, petiole 5–17 mm long, spreading or re-curved, glabrous, lamina suborbicular to lunate, 2–6 mm diam.; stipules absent. Inflorescence terminal or subterminal, a one-sided raceme, 2–14-flowered; bracts narrowly ovate or ovate, c. 1mm long; pedicels 1–14 mm long; sepals 5, ovate, elliptic or rarely obovate, 2–6 mm long, glabrous, margin entire or irregularly serrulate; petals 5, obovate, 3–10 mm long, white or pink; styles 3, each 0.6–1.4 mm long, the upper half of each divided digitately several times. Seeds cylindrical, 0.8–1.6 mm long, shallowly reticulate. Flowers (Jul.–)Sep.–Nov.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Occurs in dry to damp areas, often among rocks in forested areas, frequently in gravelly soils.
In the past this species has been included as a subspecies of D. peltata. It is principally distinguished from the closely related D. peltata and D. hookeri by its longer, cylindrical seeds. It may also be distinguished by its glabrous sepals, and generally longer style and petals.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|