Flowers: Dec., Jan.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Mountain woodruff.
Perennials without woody bases producing many soft herbaceous branches up to 20 cm long, moderately to much-branched, usually decumbent; stems quadrangular with a pronounced ridge which is mainly covered with short recurved hairs but becoming shorter to papillose on the nodes; 'leaves' and stipules about equal, in whorls of 5 or 6, rarely 4 at the apex, sessile, oblanceolate to elliptic, 4-8 mm long abruptly tapering into a terminal point, glabrous but papillose, with recurved margins, drying dark-green to black, erect to spreading later.
Inflorescence 1 or 2 terminal dichasia born at 2 terminal nodes, each with 2 or 3 flowers, shorter to slightly longer than the subtending 'leaves'; corolla white.
Fruit c. 1.5 mm long, 2-lobed but usually not breaking apart.
N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Superficially the species is very similar to A. euryphylla but is distinguished by its glabrous leaves which turn dark-brown to almost black when dried.
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