Prodr. 491 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Stems pale yellow to brown. Inflorescence a compact axillary cluster to c. 7 mm diam., subtended by an acute bract 2–3 mm long. Flowers 5-merous; pedicels 0–2.5 mm long; calyx c. 1.5 mm long, lobes unequal, ovate-orbicular, obtuse, c. equal to tube; corolla c. 2 mm long, white, lobes triangular-ovate, obtuse, shorter than or equal to tube; filaments 0.5–0.8 mm long, c. as long as or longer than anthers; scales subtending stamens oblong, deeply bifid, shorter than corolla-tube, sparsely fringed; stigmas capitate. Capsule more or less globose, 2–4 mm diam., not circumscissile; seeds c. 1.5 mm long. Flowers mainly summer.
CVU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, *OtP. Also Qld, NSW. Scattered mainly across northern Victoria, usually parasitic on native and naturalised Polygonaceae especially Persicaria, but also recorded on Alternanthera denticulata.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|