R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 454 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Wiry mitrewort.
Slender annual, 5-15 cm high; stems erect, often hairy at the base; leaves forming a rosette at the base, narrowly elliptic or narrowly ovate, 3-10 mm long, with scattered hairs on the upper surface, ciliate.
Flowers in umbels, 2-5-flowered, pedicels slender, 5-40 mm long; calyx 3-4 mm long enlarging to c. 5 mm in the fruit, divided to about the middle into 2 lobes; corolla slightly exserted from the calyx, lobes about half the length of the tube; stamens inserted on the tube below the middle, included; ovary superior, shortly stipitate, with the calyx inserted below the ovary and the corolla attached to the ovary at about its middle; styles free in the lower two-thirds, cohering at the summit at anthesis; stigma bilobed.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 549.
W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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