Chinn., J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6:172 (1983).
Synonymy: Gunnia septifraga F. Muell., Rep. Babbage Exped. 1858 9 (1859); Neogunnia septifraga (F. Muell.)Pax & K. Hoffm., Natürl. Pflanzenfam. edn 2, 16c:225 (1934).
Common name: Green pigface.
Glabrous or sparsely pubescent annual, prostrate or to c. 10 cm high; leaves broadly linear to narrowly obovate, usually 4-12 mm long, 1-5 mm wide.
Flowers solitary, sessile or shortly pedunculate; perianth greenish, yellowish or white, 3-5 mm long (incl. ovary), the segments free for at least two-thirds of their length; stamens 4 or rarely 8, alternate with perianth-segments; filaments terete, glabrous.
Capsule with 4 bifid valves but often appearing 8-valved, ovoid to subglobose; seeds minute, comma-shaped, shining, faintly patterned, whitish to hyaline and sometimes partly brown.
Image source: fig. 113f 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. 295.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, EP, NL, SL. W.Aust.; N.T.; N.S.W.
Flowering time: June — Oct.
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