Gard. Dict. no., edn 8, 4 (1768) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Perennial herb, prostrate to decumbent; taproot thick and fleshy; stems to c. 80 cm long, usually densely hairy, with long multicellular hairs and scattered glandular hairs. Leaves elliptic to ovate, 0.5–6 cm long, 0.5–4 cm wide, sparsely to moderately hairy on upper surface, lower surface often red-dotted (at least when dry) with viscid exudate, and moderate to dense covering of multicellular hairs; margins sinuate. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, simple or branched; peduncles 0.5–3 cm long; flowers subsessile, in small umbels of 3–10 flowers; petaloid part of perianth c. 2 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, pink, obscurely 5- or 10-lobed; stamens usually 3, c. 1.5 mm long; style longer than stamens. Fruit (anthocarp) fusiform or narrowly clavate, 5-ribbed, 3–4 mm long, covered with glandular hairs. Flowers Nov.–Apr.
MuM, MSB. WA (native and naturalised), NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Confined to sandy rises in north-western Victoria at Lake Powell, Hattah Lakes, Mildura, and Neds Corner Station.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|