Smith in Rees, Cyclop. 39:(Trachymene no. 2) (1819).
Synonymy: Dimetopia pusilia DC., Prod. 4:71 (1830); Didiscus pusillus (DC.)F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 9:47 (1875); Didiscus pilosus (Smith) Domin, Sber. Boehm. Ges. Wiss. Prag 1908, 10:31 (1908), nom. illegit., non Benth.
, Dimetopia pusilla
Common name: Dwarf trachymene, dwarf parsnip.
Erect or ascending somewhat hairy annual herb; usually 3-15 cm high; stems branched often from the base; leaves short-petiolate; leaf blades palmatisect with 3-5 narrow-cuneate mostly lobed segments; petioles often longer than the blades.
Umbels terminal or leaf-opposed, 6-12-flowered; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, nearly as long as the flowers, slightly connate at the base; pedicels very short; petals white.
Fruit 3-5 mm broad; the outer mericarp muricate with short barbellate bristles; the inner carpel smooth or granular-rugose and hairless.
On sandy soil.
S.Aust.: GT, FR, EP, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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