in DC., Prodr. 10: 404 (1846) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Prostrate mat-forming perennial, rooting at nodes, with sessile glands obscure or sporadically with golden heads, otherwise mainly on the rachis; pedicels and sepals glabrous or sparsely to moderately finely glandular-hairy. Leaves elliptic to narrow-oblong, 0.2–1.1 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, base cuneate, margins more or less entire, sessile. Flowers single in bract axils; bracteoles 0.5–4 mm long. Sepals 3–5 mm long; corolla 7–12 mm long, tube green-yellow, dark-striped, the lobes pink or whitish; staminodes usually 2. Capsule broad-ovoid, 3.5–5 mm long; style c. 2–2.5 mm long. Flowers summer.
GGr, SnM, VAlp, WaP. Also NSW, Tas. Restricted in Victoria to shallow pools and depressions in grassland or on margins of wet heathland communities in eastern alps and subalps (e.g. Snowy Range, Dargo High Plains, Nunniong Plateau, Cobberas Mountains). Pre-1900 collections were supposedly made at the Grampians and Curdies River in the west.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|