Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 12 (1854) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Much-branched, sprawling or upright, wiry herb or shrub, 15–40 cm high, to 20 cm wide; branches intricate, densely stellate-hairy when young. Leaves ovate or obovate to subcircular, 3–9 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, cuneate to truncate at base; margins crenate; surfaces stellate-hairy, green above, paler below; stipules 0.5–3 mm long. Flowers solitary, rarely paired; pedicel not exceeding leaves, 2–6 mm long; calyx unribbed, divided in upper half; lobes 0.7–1.2 mm long; petals 2–3.5 mm long, emarginate; styles 5. Fruit depressed-ovoid or c. conical, smooth and very thin-walled, shortly and densely pubescent, 2–3.5 mm diam.; mericarps 1.5–2.1 mm high, reticulate on lateral wall, deeply grooved apically, unawned. Flowers most of year.
LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv. All mainland states. Moderately common in open areas of the far north and north-west, usually on heavier loam and clay loam soils not far from the Murray River.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|