Muelleria 27: 84, 85 (2009) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Prostrate to scandent perennial; stems slender, mostly 8–45 cm long, with slender hairs to c. 1 mm long, sometimes with retrorse prickles, or ± glabrous. Leaves and stipules subsessile, subequal, in whorls of 4, spathulate, elliptic, narrow-elliptic, or narrow-obovate to oblanceolate, 3–15 mm long, 1.5–6 mm wide, obtuse to acute or acuminate, sometimes with a terminal hair, upper surface with clear slender hairs, abaxial surface with clear slender hairs on midrib; margins flat to recurved, with clear slender hairs. Inflorescences (1–)2–6(–10)-flowered, mostly exceeding whorls when mature; peduncles (2–)3–12(–20) mm long; pedicels (1.5–)3–10 mm long. Corolla 1.5–2.5 mm diam., cream or greenish-cream, sometimes tinged purple-red abaxially. Fruit depressed-globose, c. 1–1.2 mm long; mericarps ellipsoid to sub-globose or reniform, touching one another, rugose, dark reddish-brown or dark brown, covered with short pustules that usually mature into rounded or triangular protuberances. Flowers spring–autumn.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, MonT, OtP, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WPro. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Sporadically recorded from forest, woodland and grassland and often in rock crevices, throughout Victoria but not yet known from the north-west.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|