Bull. Misc. Inform. 1928: 99 (1928) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Erect or ascending subshrubby perennial with a woody rootstock; stems rigid, often woody below, to 30 cm long, minutely hairy. Leaves and stipules sessile, unequal, in whorls of 4, the stipules being smaller; leaves linear to linear-oblong, mostly 2–5 mm long and c. 0.3 mm wide, erect, more or less obtuse with an apical hair-tuft, surfaces virtually glabrous, margins recurved. Inflorescences terminal cymes, mostly 1–3-flowered, usually longer than leaves. Corolla 2–3 mm long on male flowers, c. 2 mm long on females, white; corolla-tube longer than lobes. Fruit deeply 2-lobed; mericarps reniform, c. 2 mm long, black. Flowers Sep.–Mar.
EGL. Also Qld, NSW. Rare in Victoria where known only from rocky banks of the Snowy River at Bete Bolong.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|