Rec. Domin. Mus. 3: 16 (1956) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Dense, compact, cushion-like perennial with non-woody base; stems to 12 cm long, glabrous. Leaves (2–)2.5–10(–13) mm long, (0.3–)0.4–0.9 mm wide, keeled, incurved, glabrous; apex apiculate; margin very narrow, scarious, papillose, rarely minutely denticulate to undulate. Inflorescence a pedunculate pair of sessile (rarely subsessile) flowers; peduncle (2–)5–18(–23) mm long in fruit, glabrous; bracts glabrous; pedicels absent or rarely up to 0.2 mm long. Sepals 5, triangular-ovate, 0.4–0.8 mm long, 0.2–0.5 mm wide, overlapping at base, margin scarious, midrib keeled; stamens 1, enclosed within the calyx, caducous. Fruit not ribbed, veins obscure, 1.7–2.3 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Mar.
CVU, EGU, HSF, MonT, VAlp, VVP. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. New Zealand. Subalpine to alpine grasslands.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|