Brunonia 8: 234 (1985) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Perennial aquatic or semi-aquatic herb, sometimes dioecious; stems slender, erect, 5–20 cm tall, mostly c. 1 mm diam., rooting mainly at the base. Leaves alternate, 5–8 mm long; lower leaves linear to narrow-lanceolate, often shortly toothed; upper leaves entire. Bracteoles linear to ovate, 0.3–0.6 mm long; flowers solitary, male and female flowers on same spike, or often, female flowers alone. Male flowers sessile; sepals 4, linear-lanceolate, 0.4–0.5 mm long, erose; petals 4, 2–2.5 mm long, creamy-yellow with red tip; stamens 8. Female flowers sessile or subsessile; sepals and petals absent; ovary 4-celled, styles elongating and reflexing, stigmas white. Fruit cubiform, yellow-brown to deep reddish-brown; mericarps cylindric, 0.5–0.7 mm long, smooth or papillose in lower half, often with an apical rim. Flowers mainly in spring.
MuF, NIS, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria, known only from a few collections near Numurkah where it grows in damp areas that become pools in winter.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|