sensu Fl. Victoria 4:50 (1999) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Glabrous non-rhizomatous perennial to 70 cm high; stems several-many, erect or ascending, usually with some branching or at least axillary vegetative buds in upper parts. Leaves thin to rather thick, narrow-linear to lanceolate, rarely broad-elliptic, 8–15(–35) mm long, 1–2.5(–3.5) mm wide. Inflorescence a dense cylindric spike; flowers solitary at nodes, oriented all around the axis, each subtended by a bract and 2 bracteoles, all acute to acuminate, bracts c. 1–2 times as long as calyx, bracteoles conspicuous, c. half as long as bract, green. Hypanthium 0.7–1.3 mm long; sepals 1.1–2.2 mm long; corolla cream, rarely yellow, tube 5–8 mm long, lobes 2.8–5.6 mm long; gynoecium 3-partite. Mericarps usually 3, obovoid to narrow-ellipsoid, 1.9–2.5 mm long, rugose to reticulate, minutely asperate or glabrescent; basal cavity shallow. Flowers mainly Aug.–Dec.
LoM. Also SA. Known in Victoria from only a few collections in the Sunset Country, where growing on sandy rises.
Precocious plants from the Mallee region have in the past been confused with Stackhousia annua W.R.Barker, an annual species from the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.
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