Fl. Austral. 5: 174 (1870) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Annual or short-lived perennial subshrub to c. 50 cm high, monoecious. Leaves petiolate, obovate to rhombic, tapered gradually toward the base, widest above midway, 15–40 mm long, 10–25 mm wide, usually sinuate-dentate in upper half, mealy or shining grey on both surfaces. Male flowers in small clusters forming short terminal spikes, female flowers clustered in axils. Fruiting bracteoles free and fan-shaped or reniform in upper third or half with raised radiating nerves, fused and narrowly cylindrical below, to c. 10 mm long, 8 mm wide at maturity. Flowers May, Sep (2 records).
MuM, RobP, VRiv. Also NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria by collections from mallee sandhill country beside the Murray River at Boundary Bend (1955) and from the margin of an ephemeral lake between Swan Hill and Kerang (2013).
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