Muelleria 28: 32 (2010) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Prostrate, often mat-forming herb; stems to c. 30 cm long, often rooting at nodes, moderately to densely hirsute with spreading. Leaves broad-ovate, mostly 4–14 mm long and 3–13 mm wide, obtuse, upper surface with moderately dense, spreading hairs, margins flat; petiole 1–3(–5) mm long; stipules with 3 glandular teeth, margins ciliate. Flowers sessile; calyx a 2-lobed collar, lobes narrow-triangular, 0.5–1 mm long; corolla narrowly funnel-shaped, 3–4 mm long, greenish, often flushed reddish, lobes 0.7–1 mm long; anthers 0.8–1.3 mm long; stigmas 5–7 mm long; ovary covered in spreading hairs. Drupe ovoid, 2–2.5 mm long, somewhat fleshy, crowned by persistent calyx-lobes. Flowers Oct.–Feb.
HNF, HSF, VAlp. Apparently confined to mountain forests in an area approximately bounded by Toolangi, Lake Mountain and Warburton (including Mt Donna Buang), but locally common.
Thompson, I.R. (2010). A new species of Leptostigma (Rubiaceae: Coprosminae) and notes on the Coprosminae in Australia, Muelleria 28(1): 29-39.
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