Fl. Ind. 1: 447 (1820)
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Erect herb to 60 cm tall, rigidly-branched. Leaves oblong-linear to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 0.5–5 cm long, 1.5–8 mm wide, entire; apex acute; base cordate-auriculate. Flowers 4–12 in short, usually dense cymes or clusters; peduncle to 6 mm long; pedicel 0.5–3 mm long; hypanthium broadly campanulate, 1–1.5 mm diam., appendages small or absent; sepals broad, triangular, c. 0.2 mm long; petals obovate, 0.5–1 mm long, caducous (sometimes absent), usually pink to purple; stamens exserted. Capsule globose, 1.5–2.5 mm diam., exserted slightly from hypanthium, red, dehiscing irregularly. Flowers throughout the year.
DunT, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. All mainland States. Asia, Africa. Mostly confined in Victoria to the Murray River floodplain in the north-west on heavy soils, occasionally submerged. Disjunct occurrences known from e.g. Kerang and Barmah areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|