Carolin, Telopea 2:70 (1980).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Annual herb to 15 cm high; basal leaves forming an ascending rosette, oblanceolate, attenuate into a petiole-like base, obtuse, 3-6 cm long, 4-12 mm wide, thick, dentate to lyrate-pinnatifid or subentire, appressed-pubescent or glabrescent, non-glandular; cauline leaves smaller, mostly entire; stems decumbent, to 40 cm long, terete, glabrescent.
Flowers in terminal somewhat 1-sided racemes; bracts linear to narrowly lanceolate, 6-15 mm long, pubescent; peduncles 6-11 mm long, at first densely pubescent, later glabrescent, articulate immediately below the ovary; bracteoles absent; sepals broad-ovate to lanceolate, 1-1.6 mm long, pubescent, adnate to the ovary for about two-thirds of its length; corolla 4-6 mm long, yellow, often purplish-brown near the base, pubescent outside, villous inside, with an obscure pocket to half the length of the ovary; posterior lobes with narrow subequal wings; auricles minute; anterior lobes with broad equal wings; anthers c. 0.2 mm long; style c. 1.5 mm long, straight, glabrous; indusium depressed-obovate, c. 0.6 mm long, 1-1.2 mm wide, villous with a concave orifice beset with short white bristles; ovary glabrous or subglabrous; dissepiment ciliate, about one-quarter as long as the ovary.
Capsule globular, 2.5-3 mm diam., glabrous; valves entire; seeds biconvex, orbicular, c. 2 mm diam., pitted, black, with a hyaline wing overlapping the body.
||Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 632d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
In scrub on sandy soils.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT. W.Aust.; N.S.W.
Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.
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