J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1: 228 (1979) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Erect biennial to c. 20 cm high, stems ribbed, 8–10 mm wide. Leaves 1–2-pinnate, upper leaves much smaller than lower, lamina to 15(–30) cm long; leaflets 5–15(–23), elliptic to obovate, 2–8.5 cm long, each variously lobed or toothed; petiole usually shorter than lamina. Umbels 5–8 cm diam., thickly pedunculate, peduncle 4–8.5 cm long; rays 10–25, c. equal, to 5 cm long; umbellules c. 15–25-flowered; pedicels to 7 mm long. Petals c. 1 mm long, white, sometimes with a yellow midrib. Fruit broad-ovoid, c. 1.5–2.5 mm long; mericarps almost covered by the 5 corky, yellow ribs. Flowers Oct.–Feb.
EGL, WPro. Also NSW (Lord Howe Island), Tas. (Bass Strait islands). A rare species, confined in Victoria to Wilsons Promontory and nearby islands where often growing amongst granite boulders near the coast and at Tea Tree Point near Mallacoota where it grows in swampy shrubland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|