Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 101 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Glabrous, mat-like perennial to 3 cm high, c. 20 cm diam. (sometimes in groups to 3 m diam.), with many short intricate branches. Leaves linear-obovate, 4–11 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, obtuse, thickish, usually yellow-green. Flowers solitary, subsessile in uppermost leaf axil, fragrant; bracts and bracteoles minute. Hypanthium 0.5–0.9 mm long; sepals 0.7–1.2 mm long, entire, obtuse; corolla white to pale yellow, tube 3.3–5.6 mm long, lobes 2.5–3.8 mm long, obtuse to broadly acute; gynoecium 3-partite. Mericarps 1–3, broadly obovoid, c. 2.5 mm long, reticulate-rugose to nearly smooth, glabrous; basal cavity small, shallow. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
HNF, VAlp, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. Occurs in alpine herbfields and subalpine grasslands, often in small depressions that are inundated following snow-melt.
A single historical record of this species from Mt. LaTrobe (Wilsons Promontory) is likely to have been mislabelled.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|