Nuytsia 2: 20 (1975) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Tufted perennial with erect slender, woolly branches to c. 20 cm long arising from a swollen taproot. Leaves alternate, linear, 5–9 mm long, somewhat fleshy, plano-convex in section, mostly shortly spurred at base. Flowers bisexual. Fruiting perianth 5–6 mm diam., cottony above, flat or depressed at apex; tube c. 2 mm diam., woody and prominently 10-ribbed below wings with a knob-like base; wings 5, spreading, fan-shaped, cartilaginous; radicular slit with a thickened margin, extending to base of tube. Fruits mostly Sep.–Nov
VRiv, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. Very rare in Victoria where known only from the Kamarooka area (but not collected there since 1947), Lake Buloke near Donald, and near Kerang. Occurs on seasonally wet, heavy red loam or clay soils.
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