Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 100: 148 (1938) APNI
Annual with slender taproot, glabrous; stems slender, erect and spreading, branched from base, 5–22 cm long. Leaves sessile, in a basal rosette, filiform, (3–)5–20(–27) mm long, 0.2–1 mm wide, inflorescence leaves ('bracts') sessile, ovate to narrowly ovate, 2–4 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, margin scarious. Inflorescence a dichasium; fruiting pedicel erect, (2–)3–9(–11) mm long; sepals 2–4 mm long, apex acute or obtuse, margin scarious; petals (3–)5, less than half sepal length; stamens 2–4, some may be reduced. Capsule (2–)3–5 mm long, 1–1.5 mm diam., far exceeding sepals; valves straight; seeds 5–13, 0.4–0.75 mm long, cream to yellow, tubercles very small. Flowers Aug.–Nov.
LoM, MuM. Also WA, SA, NSW. Largely confined in Victoria to the north-west where occasional in mallee scrub and heathlands, mainly on sandy soils, but with isolated records from near Dimboola and the Grampians.
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