Biblioth. Bot. 89: 392 (1928) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Spindly erect annual to 1 m high; branchlets densely tomentose with glandular hairs and occasional sessile stellate hairs and long simple hairs. Leaves narrowly to broadly ovate, 2–9 cm long, c. 1 cm wide, ± concolorous, pubescent on both surfaces; base cordate to sagittate; margins crenate; apex acute. Flowers solitary; calyx obscurely 5-ribbed, campanulate, 4–6 mm long; lobes shortly acuminate, lined along midline; corolla yellow, exceeding calyx; lobes 3.8–6 mm long, asymmetrically rounded apically; staminal column c. 1.5 mm long, glabrous; styles 5–8. Fruit campanulate, 6–10 mm high (including awns), tomentose with stellate and simple glandular hairs, with occasional longer hairs along sutures, adjacent mericarps adhering for more than half their length, spreading widely from each other but remaining attached basally; mericarps 3-seeded, 6 mm high, 2.5 mm wide, with an apical awn 1.5–3 mm long, pointing outwards.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|