Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 89: 343 (1965) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Prostrate or scrambling perennial; stems wiry, reddish, to 1.2 m long, usually stoloniferous, glabrescent or with minute retrorsely-appressed hairs; taproot fleshy, often much-branched. Leaves c. orbicular to reniform, 1–4.5 cm long, palmatifid to palmatisect with 5–7, bifid to trifid primary lobes, occasionally further dissected; ultimate lobes obtuse to acute; upper surface with sparse, minute appressed hairs, predominant along veins and margin; stipules lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers single (in Victoria); peduncle 3–22 cm long; pedicels 3–6 cm long. Sepals narrow-ovate to narrow-elliptic, 6–9 mm long, acute, glabrescent to minutely hairy with appressed hairs, margin translucent, mucro 0.5–1 mm long; petals obovate, 12–14 mm long, obtuse, pink grading to white, with dark pink veins; anthers lemon-yellow. Fruits 16–22 mm long; mericarps pilose to hirsute, suture margins not ciliate; seed dark brown, smooth with very small, shallow, c. isodiametric alveolae. Flowers Dec.–May.
EGL, EGU, HFE, MonT. Also Qld, ACT, NSW. Restricted to perennially wet sites such as bogs, creek banks, swamp margins and seepage lines in lowland to montane areas of East Gippsland.
Characterized by large flowers (to 3 cm diam.), pink petals with darker veins, minute, sparse, appressed indumentum, wiry petioles and stems, often stoloniferous habit, and restricted habitat.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|