H. Eichler, Suppl. 248 (1965).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Yellow pennywort.
Annual, 1-10 cm high, usually bright-green to yellowish-green; stem erect, usually branched from the base, with divergent branches; leaf blades orbicular to reniform in outline, with a few scattered long hairs, palmately 3-rarely 4-partite; segments obovate-cuneate, 3-toothed, teeth blunt or with very short thickened points (not hair-pointed); lateral segments often 2-lobed; petioles sparsely pilose; stipules membranous, lacerate-fimbriate.
Umbels sessile, rarely very shortly pedunculate, leaf-opposed, with 3-6 pedicellate flowers.
Fruiting pedicels rather thick, about twice as long as the fruit; carpophore subulate, entire, stout, persistent; mericarps reddish-brown, smooth, with dorsal and intermediate ribs acute, rather flat between them, and with a deep white-ringed pit between the intermediate and lateral ribs.
J.D. Hooker (1840) Hook. Ic. 4:t. 312 as H. tripanita.
In woodland, on sandy or loamy soil (sometimes together with H. callicarpa).
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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