F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:46 (1855).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: White sebaea.
Stiffly erect annual rarely up to 20 cm high, little-branched and without a basal rosette, glabrous, with the branches usually terete; leaves ovate, lanceolate, 3-10 x 2-6 mm, obtuse to rounded, erect and clasping the stem but only slightly connate basally, distinctly smaller and usually withering early at the base.
Inflorescence a dense thyrse with 1-5 dichasia each rarely with more than 3 sessile flowers, more or less clasped by bracts; sepals slightly connate basally; lobes oblong, 2.5-5 mm long, obtuse or rounded, fleshy along the central vein and membranous along the margins, tightly clasping around the flowers except for an often spreading apex; corolla narrowly urceolate, white or cream; tube 3-4 mm long; lobes ovate, c. 2 mm long, obtuse to rounded; stamens with the filaments almost completely fused to the corolla tube; ovary narrowly ellipsoid, tapering into the style which is slightly broadened below the 2 stigmas.
Septicidal capsule releasing seeds mainly at the apex.
S.Aust.: EP, YP, SE. Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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