Gen. Sp. Gent. 157 (1838) APNI
Slender herb 1–8 cm high, usually simple, sometimes few-branched from near base. Leaves oblanceolate or obovate to lanceolate or ovate, 2–10 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, often congested at base. Flowers 1–few, on erect pedicels to 4 cm long. Calyx c. cupular, 2–6 mm long, strongly 4-angled (sometimes with a narrow ridge between each angle), lobes at each angle firm, tooth-like, 0.5–1 mm long, the intervening margin membranous, often ruminate; corolla yellow, tubular part subequal to but much narrower than calyx, lobes spreading, broadly ovate or obovate, 1.5–3 mm long. Capsule broadly ellipsoid, 2–5 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, ACT. Native to south-western USA and western South America. Locally common on winter-wet soils and mossy rock ledges and crevices; mostly north of the Great Dividing Range, but scattered in dryish areas to the south. Sometimes occurring with Cicendia filiformis.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|