Hook. f., Hook. lc. 4:t. 302 (1840).
Synonymy: X. leiophylla F. Muell. ex Klatt, Linnaea 29:710 (1859).
Common name: Cut-leaved xanthosia.
Dwarf almost glabrous undershrub, 10-30 cm high, with a short woody apically much-branched rootstock; stems slender, much-branched, procumbent or ascending; leaves twice (sometimes almost thrice) 3-partite, glabrous; ultimate segments small, linear-cuneate, with 2 or 3 acute teeth at the apex; petiole terete, slender, 3-5 cm long, much longer than the blade.
Umbel compound, pedunculate; peduncle slender, leaf-opposed or sometimes axillary or terminal, shorter than the leaf; involucral bracts spreading, narrow-triangular to linear, c. 3 mm long; rays 2 or 3, short (c. 3-8 mm long), usually hairy; umbellule 2-6-flowered; involucel consisting of 1 broad 3-partite and 1 or more narrow entire hairy bracteoles; pedicels minute to very short; sepals erect, broad-triangular, c. 1 mm long, deciduous; petals narrow.
Fruit broad-cordate, c. 2.5 mm broad; mericarps 9-ribbed.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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