Muelleria 26 (2): 99 (2008) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Slender annual herb, (2–)3–12(–17) cm high. Leaves flat and thread-like, 1–5(–9) cm long, shorter than to almost as long as the infructescence. Scape at fruiting erect or ascending, 1–6(–9) cm long; infructescence 1–2(–6) cm long, with (3–)6–16(–23) fruits. Fruits narrowly pyramidal, (4–)5–7(–8) mm long, 1–1.2(–2) mm wide just above base, subsessile or pedicel up to 5 mm long; carpels 6, 3 fertile carpels alternating with 3 undeveloped sterile ones; fertile carpels keeled dorsally when dry, at base with 2 lateral recurved to upcurved spurs c. 1–1.5 mm long, often with 2 small deflexed spurs connected by a membrane between the larger recurved spurs. Fruits Aug.–Oct.
LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA. Frequently occurs on temporarily damp soil, in clayey soils in Eucalyptus camaldulensis-E. largiflorens woodlands, in sandy soils in mallee eucalypt communities or on sand dunes.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|