R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 412 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Prickly knawel.
Rigid perennial herb, to c. 30 cm high, with many ascending stems; leaves linear-lanceolate, c. 15 mm long, rigid, pungent-pointed.
Flowers sessile in clusters, mostly terminal rarely in axils of leaves, and each flower sheltered by a broad bract; calyx c. 5 mm long in fruit; the calyx lobes ovate-mucronate, with scarious margins, longer than the tube; stamens 5, opposite the lobes and alternating with as many antherless filaments.
Capsule conical; seeds c. 1.6 mm long, c. 1 mm wide.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of Western New South Wales, p. 304.
S.Aust.: GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI. N.S.W.
Flowering time: mainly Aug. — Oct.
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