Benth. ex Hook. f., Fl. Nov. Zel. 1:189 (1853).
Synonymy: Tricholoma elatinoides Benth. in A. DC., Prod. 10:426 (1846).
Common name: Small mud-mat.
Small creeping ?short-lived perennial, forming mats; leaves widely spaced, 3-15 rarely 22 mm long, sometimes (outside S.Aust.) much longer, with the mid-vein apparent throughout the length of the lower side, the broad flat often white petiole gradually to abruptly dilated into an obovate to elliptic, green blade 0.5-2.5 times the length of the petiole and 2-6 times its breadth, sometimes sparsely eglandular-pubescent.
Pedicels erect, 1-12 mm long, 0.5-1.3 times the length of the subtending leaf; calyx broad-campanulate, 1.5-2.3 mm long, green, often sparsely eglandular-pubescent, with 2 large and 2 small teeth; corolla conspicuous, 2-lipped, blue, the 5 lobes c. 1-1.5 mm long, ciliate; stamens 4, in pairs of unequal length, included in the corolla; stigmatic lobe broad.
Seeds 0.3-0.5 mm long.
||Habit, leaf, flowers, with style in place, and reflexed pistil, stamens and calyx.
Image source: fig. 581C in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 596.
In clay on river flats or beside freshwater swamp, sometimes inundated.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, SL, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. New Zealand.
Flowering time: Dec. — April.
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