Fl. Napol. 3: 250 (1824-29) APNI
Stems reddish. Inflorescence a compact axillary cluster, mostly 2–6 mm diam., subtended by an obtuse bract c. 1 mm long. Flowers 5-merous; pedicels 0–0.5 mm long; calyx 1.3–1.7 mm long, lobes unequal, broad-triangular, more or less acute, as long as or longer than tube; corolla 1.5–2 mm long, white or pinkish, lobes triangular, acute, c. equal to tube; filaments 0.2–0.4 mm long, shorter than or as long as anthers; scales subtending stamens ovate, shorter than or equal to corolla-tube, very shortly fringed; stigmas linear. Capsule subglobose, 1–1.5 mm diam., circumscissile; seeds to c. 1 mm long. Flowers mainly spring and summer.
*Gold, *OtP, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA. Native to Europe and the Mediterranean, and widely throughout the world. In Victoria, known from a few localities to the west of Melbourne, often parasitic on leguminous herbs. In Victoria some of the other hosts include Frankenia pauciflora, Lobelia pratioides, Selliera radicans and Wilsonia backhousei.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|