Linnaea 28: 229 (1856-57) APNI
Terrestrial or amphibious. Leaves c. rhombic, 2.5–7.5 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, often apiculate, sometimes with a single tooth on each side, 3–5-veined, petiolate; upper leaves not rosetted. Flowers usually paired, a male and female together in 1 axil; bracteoles absent; stamen 0.25–0.3 mm long, not elongating as fruit ripens, much shorter than ripe fruit; styles erect, c. 0.05 mm long, lengthening in young fruit, soon falling. Fruit obcordate, 1.1–1.2 mm long, 1.2–1.4 mm wide, subsessile; wing c. one-third the width of the mericarp, membranous, crisped, pale.
EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, HFE, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also ?NT, Qld, NSW. Widespread across higher-rainfall parts of Victoria where occurring mostly on damp soil or logs in places subject to inundation. Flowers Oct.-Feb. Fruits Oct.-May.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|