Muelleria 27: 61 (2009) APNI
Decumbent to erect perennial; stems slender, to 50 cm long, with moderately dense retrorse to straight hairs. Leaves and stipules subsessile or shortly petiolate, c. equal, in whorls of 6–8, narrow to very narrow-elliptic, oblanceolate to narrow-oblanceolate or spathulate, (3–)6–20 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, mostly acute, occasionally subacute to obtuse, with scattered antrorse hairs, margins flat, recurved or narrowly revolute. Inflorescences terminal cymes, mostly 1–6-flowered, slightly shorter to longer than leaves. Corolla c. 3–4.5 mm long on male flowers, c. 1–2 mm long on females, white; corolla-tube as long as or longer than lobes. Fruit deeply 2-lobed; mericarps reniform, 2–3 mm long, rugose, black or dark brown. Flowers summer.
EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Widespread throughout the mountains of south-central and eastern Victoria including the Yarra Ranges, Lake Mountain, Baw Baw Plateau, Mt Buffalo and the Bogong High Plains.
Around 80% of the collections of this species are male which is in contrast to other Asperula species in Victoria where female appears to be the more commonly occurring sex (Thompson 2009).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|