R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 409 (1810).
Synonymy: Polycnemum pentandrum (R. Br.)F. Muell., Native Pl. Vic. 1:162 (1879).
Common name: Trailing hemichroa.
Much-branched woody herb, often less than 20 cm high; branches pubescent towards the tip; leaves alternate, linear to oblanceolate, tipped by a usually straight mucro, 6-12 mm long.
Bracteoles ovate, acute, about half as long as the perianth; perianth-segments 3-nerved, lanceolate to ovate, c. 4 mm long, white or pink; stamens 5, united in a cup round the base of the ovary, much shorter than the perianth; style 2-fid (more so than in H. diandra).
Seeds crustaceous, shining, black.
S.Aust.: EP, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; ?N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Oct. — Jan.
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