Rep. Pl. Babbage’s Exped. 19 (1859) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Erect or rounded annual or short-lived perennial to c. 30 cm high, monoecious. Leaves petiolate, alternate, rhombic or broadly hastate, mostly 10–20 mm long and wide, mealy on both surfaces with vesicular hairs, margin dentate or sinuate. Flowers in axillary clusters of one or both sexes. Fruiting bracteoles sessile, wholly united into a globose or broadly obovoid, firmly spongy structure 8–12 mm long, woody in the centre. Fruits Sep.–Oct.
MuM, MSB, RobP. Inland areas of all mainland states. In Victoria apparently confined to the far north-west (Hattah-Benetook area) where localized and uncommon on sandy soils prone to seasonal flooding.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|