Syst. Veg., edn 16, 4: 124 (1827) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Glabrous, often subshrubby and rounded perennial to c. 20(–40) cm high; stems procumbent to ascending; leaves obovate to spathulate, 8–30 mm long, 4–12 mm wide, thick, obtuse, rounded or truncate (sometimes shortly mucronate) at the apex. Inflorescence a dense cylindric spike; flowers sweetly fragrant, solitary at nodes, each subtended by a bract and 2 bracteoles, all c. triangular, herbaceous, bracts c. 0.5–1 times as long as calyx, bracteoles half to two-thirds as long as bract. Hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long; sepals 1.5–2 mm long; corolla white or cream, tube 6–8 mm long, lobes 4–5 mm long obtuse; gynoecium 3-partite. Mericarps 4–6 mm long, longitudinally 3-winged, shallowly reticulate between the wings; basal cavity shallow. Flowers Jul.–Jan.
Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, OtP, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Occasional on foredunes of ocean beaches, but patchily distributed and seldom common.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|