London J. Bot. 6: 464 (1847) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted moss-like perennial, with slender and much-branched rhizomes; stems slender, to 6 cm long, glabrous. Leaves and stipules sessile, c. equal, in whorls of 6–8, narrow-oblanceolate, mostly 2–4 mm long and c. 0.5 mm wide, acute or acuminate, surfaces scabrous-pubescent, hairs mostly confined to midrib below, margins flat to recurved. Inflorescences terminal and upper-axillary cymes, mostly 1–3-flowered, longer than leaves. Corolla c. 1.5 mm long on male flowers, c. 1 mm long on females, white; corolla-tube as long as or shorter than lobes. Fruit deeply 2-lobed; mericarps reniform, c. 1 mm long, scabrous to rugose, black Flowers Oct.–Dec.
DunT, GipP, Gold, GGr, VAlp, VVP. Also Tas. In Victoria, apart from outlying populations at Ararat, French Island, and supposedly Mount Buffalo, apparently confined to the Grampians where locally common on moist, often mossy, rock ledges.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|