Hook., Compan. Bot. Mag. 1:275 (1836).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Rayless starwort.
Annual glabrous herb with several stems, prostrate or ascending, usually less than 30 cm long; leaves lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acuminate, c. 5 mm long.
Flowers in leaf axils; peduncles 1-3 cm long; sepals lanceolate, 3-nerved, with conspicuously scarious margins, 4-5 mm long; petals absent; stamens 5-10; styles 3.
Capsule as long as or rather longer than the sepals; seeds few to 20, reddish-brown, c. 1 mm diam., granular.
W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Sept. — Oct.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Specimens from dry areas have very much shorter peduncles than those from wetter areas.
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