Fl. Nov.-Zel. 1: 215 (1853) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Prostrate, rather fleshy short-lived perennial, monoecious. Leaves subsessile, broadly elliptic to rhombic, 5–13 mm long, new growth covered in glistening bladder-hairs, becoming sparser with age, sand grains often adhering to surfaces. Male flowers in axils of upper leaves, or terminal. Female flowers few in upper axils. Fruiting bracteoles subsessile, united into a pouch-shaped structure, fleshy and covered in bladder-hairs when young, papery at maturity, 3–5 mm long, sometimes 2–3-toothed at apex. Seed aligned at right-angles relative to bracteoles. Fruits Jan.–Feb.
Also Tas. New Zealand. Scattered along sandy seashores from the western to eastern extremities of Victoria (Portland, Port Fairy, Cape Otway, Phillip Is., Mallacoota) but apparently absent from adjoining States. Although widespread the species has rarely been collected in the past 50 years.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||extinct||native|