New Zealand J. Bot. 42: 519 (2004) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)
Plants annual or biennial, flowering once (monocarpic); stems c. 10–35 cm high, unbranched or sparingly branched from the base; stem-base remaining slender. Basal leaves narrow-oblanceolate, petiolate, 1.5–3(–5) cm long, 3–7 mm wide, c. acute; stem leaves c. narrow-elliptic, sessile or subsessile, 1–2(–3) cm long, 4–7 mm wide. Terminal partial inflorescence (3–)7–11-flowered; pedicels 1–2(–6.5) cm long, up to 0.8 mm diam. when fresh; calyx-lobes subulate, 4–6(–7) mm long, acute, margins smooth to minutely papillose-serrate; corolla creamy-white or tinged violet, veins grey to violet or inconspicuous, tube 2–3 mm long, lobes to 10 mm long; anthers (1–)1.5–1.8(–2) mm long; ovary 5–8 mm long. Capsule to c. 20 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Jan.
Apparently very rare (and possibly extinct) in Victoria where known from only 4 collections (Nelson, Ballarat and Melbourne areas), and only one of these since 1900 (between Nelson and the South Australian border, 1957).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||extinct||native|