Australian Systematic Botany 19: 33 (2006) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect, taprooted annual to 60 cm high. Leaves tufted at base and cauline; lamina ternately dissected, 1.5–5.5 cm diam., with segments cuneate and further ternately divided, surfaces sparsely pilose with glandular and/or eglandular hairs; petioles 1–7 cm long, pilose or glabrous (but then margins of sheathing bases ciliate). Umbels several to numerous, often umbellately arranged, 50–120-flowered; peduncle 2–15 cm long; involucral bracts 18–24, linear, 4.3–7.3 mm long, glabrous, rarely ciliate; pedicels 3–13 mm long. Sepals present, 0.2–0.4 mm long; petals ovate or elliptic, 1–1.8 mm long, white; stamens 1.5–2 mm long; styles 0.7–1.5 mm long. Mericarps 3.5–5.5 mm long, 3.2–3.8 mm wide, crenately winged along the dorsal margin, smooth to papillate, often one of some pairs smaller. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
LoM, MuM. Also SA, Qld, NSW. A rare species of mallee, broombush scrub and grassland on sandy loam soils, and known in Victoria from a few sites in the Sunset Country in the north-west, usually noted soon after fire.
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