sensu Fl. Victoria 4:225 (1999) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Decumbent to ascending perennial; stems to 30 cm long, with short and long patent and/or retrorse and recurved hairs; taproot napiform. Leaves reniform to c. pentagonal, 1.5–3.5 cm long, strongly palmatisect with 3–5(–7), usually narrow, deeply bisected or trisected (sometimes toothed), primary lobes; ultimate lobes obtuse to acute; upper surface softly hirsute; stipules triangular to ovate, acuminate, margin ciliate. Flowers solitary or paired; peduncles 0.6–2.2 cm long; pedicels 0.7–1.6 cm long. Sepals ovate to narrow-elliptic, 4.5–5.5 mm long, subacute, pubescent with short curved and scattered spreading hairs, mucro c. 0.5 mm long, margin c. translucent, ciliate; petals spathulate to narrow-obovate, 5–7 mm long, obtuse, pale pink; anthers pale lemon with fine blue-grey dehiscence lines. Fruits 15–17 mm long; mericarps with sparse, short appressed hairs and scattered long hairs toward awn, suture margins irregularly ciliate; seed slightly rugose with small isodiametric alveolae. Flowers Sep.–Jan.
CVU, Gold, HSF, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, ?ACT. In Victoria, currently known only from Stawell, Yan Yean, Eltham, and Bonegilla areas. Incomplete specimens from near Goroke and Hamilton areas may be of this species. Found in open, grassy areas of dry woodland to forest.
Superficially similar to G. retrorsum, but distinguished from that species by the less dissected, hairier leaves, pale pink petals with obtuse apices, anthers with purple dehiscence lines, and the patent hairs which become recurved or retrorsely appressed only in late-growth.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|