Bull. Misc. Inform. 1928: 94 (1928) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted erect or decumbent perennial, with slender and creeping rhizomes; stems slender but rigid, to 20 cm long, scabrous to hispid with mostly recurved hairs. Leaves and stipules sessile, c. equal, in whorls of usually 6, linear, mostly 3–10 mm long and 0.5–1 mm wide, acute and often mucronate, upper surface glabrous to scabrous, lower surface scabrous with hairs mostly confined to midrib, margins recurved. Inflorescences terminal, mostly 1–3-flowered, c. as long as leaves. Corolla c. 3.5 mm long on male flowers, c. 2.5 mm long on females, white; corolla-tube longer than lobes in male flowers, more or less equal to lobes in females. Fruit 2-lobed; mericarps subglobose, 1.5–2.0 mm diam., rugose, brown to black. Flowers Aug.–Oct
GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Confined to the north-west from the northern Grampians to the Murray River, usually in woodland on heavier water-retentive soils. The occurrence of this species in semi-arid areas of South Australia and New South Wales is to be anticipated, but to date specimens are lacking.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|