Pl. Victoria 1: 47 (1861) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Annual or perennial herb, to c. 10 cm high, without hairs, smooth to papillose; stems decumbent to erect. Leaves lanceolate to linear, to 5 cm long, 2–3 mm wide, entire, thick, succulent to leathery, sometimes deciduous under dry conditions. Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals 2–2.5 mm long; petals 3–4 mm long, clawed, white to purple, veins more deeply coloured; stamens 6. Fruit ovate to orbicular, 6–9 mm long, 5–7 mm wide, narrowly winged, notched at apex, valves usually papillose; style 0.5–2 mm long, shorter than or exceeding valves; pedicels 3–6 mm long, usually papillose. Flowers mostly spring.
GipP, MuM, RobP, VRiv. Arid regions of all mainland states. Very rare in Victoria, recorded in recent times only from open herbfields in the Quambatook area, often in relatively bare sites with crusting red clay loam soils. Early records from the far north-west exist, but it is uncertain if the species persists there. A pre-1900 collection purportedly from Sandringham seems very unlikely.
The 'short-styled' and 'long-styled' forms of this species may represent distinct taxa.
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