Austrobaileya 7: 15 (2005) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Compact annual herb to c. 10 cm high, glabrous, more or less glaucous. Leaves alternate or opposite, sessile, narrow-obovate, 11–15 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, obtuse, margins flat or slightly recurved; stipules entire, membranous, 1.3–1.6 mm long. Inflorescences compact racemes, to c. 1 cm across; rachis barely elongating after anthesis; bracts narorow-obovate, 4–5 mm long. Pedicels c. 1 mm long. Sepals 5, obovate, 0.7–0.8 mm long, white (usually males) or pink (usually female); petals 5, oblanceolate, c. 0.3 mm long. Male flowers with 5 stamens, filaments free; female flowers with 3 deeply 2-partite styles. Capsule 1.5–1.8 mm diam., 3-lobed; seeds wedge-shaped, 0.7–1.2 mm long, smooth, white. Flowers mostly Sep.–Nov.
MuM, RobP. Also WA, NT. Confined to sandy mallee areas of the north-west.
Previously included in P. microphylla. Although known from only few collections, it is likely that the species is at least locally common following fire and/or good winter/spring rains.
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