B. Briggs, et al. Contr. N.S.W. natn. Herb. 4:396 (1973).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Small sago weed.
Annual herbs with all leaves in a basal rosette and with a tap root; leaves with an indistinct petiole 0-1.5 cm long, narrowly oblanceolate to oblanceolate-spathulate, 2-5 x 0.4-1 cm, obtuse, entire or with widely spaced obtuse teeth, with 3 rarely 5 main veins, more or less densely covered with short spreading to somewhat appressed hairs.
Spike irregularly cylindrical with flowers often subdistant, 1-3 rarely up to 10 cm long; peduncle 2-5 rarely to 20 cm long, terete, erect with antrorse appressed hairs; bracts ovate, about half the length of the sepals, herbaceous with a membranous margin; sepals oblong-ovate, c. 2 mm long, subequal, sparsely hairy along the herbaceous ridge; corolla tube c. 2 mm long; lobes ovate, 1-2 mm long; anthers broadly oblong; ovary 2-celled with 2 ovules in 1 and 3 in the other.
Capsule pyriform, c. 3 mm long, with a conical to a cylindrical beak truncate and 4-angled at the apex; seeds 5, mainly 1.5-2 mm long, elliptic, finely granular.
Image source: fig. 614I in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: NW, LE, FR, EA, EP, MU. W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.
SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
The above description is based on South Australian collections and these tend to be smaller than those from N.S.W.
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