Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. Munchen 20: 458 (1984) APNI
Herb to 10 cm high; stems villous with long spreading hairs. Leaves fan-shaped, usually deeply 5–9-lobed (occasionally the lobes grouped into 3s), 3–8 mm long, 2.5–8 mm wide, white-hairy; stipules usually as long as petiole, 3–5 mm wide, divided almost to midway into c. 8 narrowly ovate lobes, veins usually inconspicuous, hairs long, spreading. Flowers in clusters of 4–6. Sepals 4 or 5, triangular, 0.2–0.4 mm long, less than one-quarter as long as the hypanthium, often glabrous or with short bristly hairs the same length as hypanthium hairs; hypanthium urceolate, hairs white, bristly to slightly spreading, (0.75–)1–1.5 mm long. Fruiting hypanthium lime green to pale yellow-brown. Flowers (Oct.–)Nov.–Jan.(–Mar.).
*CVU, *EGU, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *MonT, *NIS, *SnM, *Strz, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Occurs in disturbed woodlands chiefly in the north-east of the State, but also in montane areas in the east, less frequently on the basalt plains of western Victoria; not common.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|