Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 3: 519 (1840) APNI
Stems sometimes rather stout, yellowish. Inflorescence a loose few-flowered axillary cluster, subtended by an obtuse bract c. 1.5 mm long. Flowers 5-merous; pedicels mostly 3–6 mm long; calyx 1.5–2 mm long, lobes more or less equal, triangular-ovate, acute, shorter than or equal to tube; corolla 3–4 mm long, white, lobes triangular to triangular-ovate, acute, much shorter than tube; filaments 0.5–0.8 mm long, c. as long as anthers; scales subtending stamens oblong, barely as long as corolla-tube, with a dense fringe to 0.5 mm long; stigmas capitate. Capsule globose, c. 3.5 mm diam., not circumscissile; seeds 1.5–2 mm long. Flowers mainly summer and autumn.
*GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *MuM, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro. Also naturalised WA, NSW, Tas. Native to South America. Scattered widely in Victoria and commonly parasitic on herbaceous legumes, but also herbs from a range of families.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|