Dansk Bot. Ark. 2 8: 46 (1918) APNI
Annuals with usually erect stems to 15 cm, little-branched (mainly from the second to fifth nodes) or unbranched. Leaves lanceolate, 2–6 mm long, 0.8–4.4 mm wide, obtuse, rarely acute, flat above, distinctly convex below. Inflorescence 1–several spike-like thyrses, with usually sessile cymules in axils of leafy bracts. Flowers 5-merous; calyx-lobes triangular, 1.2–2.2 mm long, acuminate to obtuse; corolla cream to red, lobes lanceolate, ovate, 1–2.1 mm long, acuminate, rarely acute; nectary scales linear, 0.5–0.7 mm long, 0.15–0.2 mm wide, rounded; carpels almost cylindric, with 2 ovules. Follicles erect, smooth to tuberculate, releasing seeds by basal circumscissal split; seeds 0.3–0.5 mm long, usually faintly longitudinally ridged.
CVU, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim.
2 varieties, only distinguishable on the basis of mature (or almost mature) fruit.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|