Mulleria 9: 196 (1996) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Trailing or ascending perennial herb; stems to c. 50 cm long, glabrous or with sparse minute, appressed hairs. Leaves palmately 5–7-foliolate, to c. 15 cm long; leaflets linear-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 1–6 cm long, 1–5 mm wide, both surfaces glabrescent, dotted with glands, apices more or less acute, margins entire; stipules ovate, 2–4 mm long. Inflorescence rachis 2–6 cm long; peduncles 5–15 cm long, mostly longer than subtending leaves; flowers mostly in 2s or 3s along rachis; pedicels to c. 1.5 mm long; bract ovate, to c. 2 mm long, hairy; calyx campanulate, 2–5 mm long, sparsely hairy, teeth unequal, upper 4 about as long as calyx tube, lower one larger and longer than others; corolla 2–5 mm long, mauve or bluish. Pod ovoid, 2–4 mm long, included in calyx, glabrous, rugose-wrinkled, black; seed 1, c. 2.5 mm long, yellowish. Flowers most of the year.
CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MuF, MuM, MSB, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT. Widespread in Victoria but now much depleted from its former range and seldom collected. Generally grows in drier parts of the state in grassland and grassy woodland on heavy soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|