Bot. Reg. 22, footnote to t. 1917 (t. labelled 1916 in error) (1836) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Very slender, weakly erect, glabrous, non-rhizomatous perennial to 50(–80) cm high; usually branched above base. Leaves reduced to scales to 1.5 mm long. Inflorescence a lax one-sided spike; flowers 1–4 at nodes, shortly pedicellate, subtended by a cluster of several scale-like bracts to 1 mm long. Hypanthium 0.5–0.9 mm long; sepals narrowly triangular, 0.7–0.9 mm long, with whitish erose-serrulate margin; corolla yellow to yellow-green, tube 2–3.3 mm long, lobes 1.3–2.1 mm long, narrowly acute to subacuminate; gynoecium 3-partite. Mericarps 1–3, obovoid-ellipsoid to ellipsoid, 1.8–3.4 mm long, rugose to verrucose, the base with small shallow cavity but no protruding bony endocarp. Flowers Sep.–Mar.
EGL. Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to lowland wet heaths and peaty swamps from Marlo district east to the New South Wales border.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|