Bull. Herb. Boissier, ser. 2, 1: 559 (1901) APNI
Prostrate, glabrous or glabrescent annual with stems to c. 30 cm long. Leaves opposite, or clustered, shortly petiolate, lamina obovate to oblanceolate, 4–20 mm long, 2–6 mm wide. Flowers in leaf-opposed clusters of c. 3–6. Perianth segments ovate, c. 3 mm long, ± glabrous, green, sometimes tinged pink; stamens 3–5, staminodes absent; styles 3. Capsule 3-locular, ellipsoid, ± equal to perianth segments. Seeds reniform, c. 0.5 mm long, red-brown and tuberculate in rows; caruncle slightly inflated. Flowers mainly Feb.–May.
CVU, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. All mainland States. South Africa, Asia. Rather uncommon in Victoria, occurring on drying beds of watercourses and lakes in Mildura, Hattah, Edenhope, and Tocumwal districts.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|