Contr. Gray Herb. 81: 78 (1928) APNI
Decumbent to procumbent, branches spreading from base, to c. 20 cm long. Leaves linear to linear-oblanceolate, mostly 1–4 cm long, 0.5–3 mm wide, apex acute to rounded, base cuneate, margins flat, sparsely to moderately covered with antrorsely appressed, sometimes broad-based hairs. Bracts longer than sepals at anthesis. Flowers on pedicels to c. 2 mm long; sepals 5, linear-lanceolate, initially c. 2 mm long, acute, antrorse-hairy, scarcely connate at base, elongating to c. 4 mm, becoming tough, erect and loosely sheathing the ripening mericarps; corolla to c. 2 mm long, glabrous, white, tube much longer than lobes; anthers narrow-ovoid, c. 0.4 mm long; ovary 4-lobed, style 0.5–1 mm long. Mericarps 4, 1–2 mm long, smooth, coarsely and irregularly reticulate, glossy, silver-grey to brownish. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
CVU, DunT, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Mainly confined in Victoria to drier inland areas north of the Great Dividing Range, with an isolated southern record for Lara near Geelong. Found in moist depressions or along the edges of lakes and claypans.
|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|
|New South Wales|