London J. Bot. 6: 464 (1847) APNI
Tufted erect or decumbent perennial, with slender and creeping rhizomes; stems slender, to 10 cm long, scabrous with spreading or recurved hairs. Leaves and stipules sessile, c. equal, in whorls of 6(–8), linear to linear-oblanceo-late, mostly 2–8 mm long and to 1.5 mm wide, often lustrous, obtuse or broadly acute, surfaces scabrous-pubescent, hairs mostly confined to midrib below, margins recurved. Inflorescences terminal and upper-axillary cymes, mostly 1–3-flowered, c. as long as leaves. Corolla c. 3 mm long on male flowers, c. 2 mm long on females, white or pinkish; corolla-tube usually shorter than lobes. Fruit scarcely 2-lobed; mericarps subglobose, 1.5–2.5 mm diam., rugose, brown to black. Flowers Oct.–Mar.
EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also SA, NSW, ACT, Tas. Occurs in montane to alpine regions of the eastern ranges, often in grassland or woodland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|