Sp. Pl. 2: 969 (1753) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Annual or perennial monoecious herbs. Leaves opposite, 2–7 cm long, <1 mm wide; margins entire; apex acute with a mucro. Male flowers (2–)4(–8)-locular. Female flowers with minute c. 1 mm long cup-like perianth; style c. 1 mm long. Fruit 2–4 mm long, dorsally curved. Flowers and fruits Sep.–Apr.
VRiv. Occurs in fresh or slightly saline water, in swamps and slow moving water. .
Only known in Victoria from a single record in a swamp near Kerang. There are several records of this species in wetlands off the Murray River immediately downstream of the Victorian border. It is possible that more populations exist in north western Victoria.
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