Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 3: 97 (1962) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Annual or ephemeral, to 30 cm high, decumbent to ascending, much-branched from base, glabrous or papillose. Leaves petiolate, 1–2-pinnately divided, to 9 cm long, lobes coarsely toothed. Sepals 2–2.5 mm long; petals 1.5–2 mm long, white; stamens 4. Fruit spreading, linear, straight, 10–25 mm long (excluding style), c. 1 mm wide; style less than 1.5 mm long; pedicels spreading, 1–5 mm long, seeds in 2 rows per locule, coat spongy, mucilaginous when wet. Flowers most of year.
MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP. All mainland States except ACT. Restricted to scattered swamps and flood-plains near the Murray River.
The basally-branched habit, 1–2-pinnately divided leaves and the non-winged seeds with a spongy coat are characteristic.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|