Bunge in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1:283 (1845).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Tiny pennywort.
Slender annual, 1 -8 cm high; stem branched, often from the base, filiform, erect, glabrous or sparsely hairy; leaf blades reniform in outline, 3-10 mm broad, 3-5-lobed, rarely more than halfway, glabrous or with scattered hairs; lobes entire or 3-toothed, the centre lobe usually with almost parallel sides; teeth with a distinct sometimes caducous bristle at the apex (minutely setose, hair-pointed); petiole about as long as the blade; stipules fringed, scarious, white.
Umbels usually pedunculate, 6-12-flowered; pedicels very thin, capillary, c. 1 mm long when fruiting; petals white or usually purplish.
Fruits broader than long, often less than 1 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad, smooth, almost black when ripe; mericarp with dorsal rib keeled; intermediate ribs prominent but not keeled, those of the 2 mericarps encircling a flat almost circular depression on both lateral faces of the fruit which is longitudinally divided by the inconspicuous lateral ribs; carpophore more or less subulate, white, persistent.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 542.
In open, dry places, at roadsides, frequently in grey sand.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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