R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 421 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Mud dock.
Perennials growing in water, with swollen almost bladdery stems to c. 75 cm high, monoecious; leaves 5-20 X 1-7 cm, lanceolate.
Clusters many-flowered, the upper ones male, the lower chiefly female, all or nearly all floral leaves decreasing in size upwards; flowers c. 6 mm diam.; valves 3-6 mm long, light-yellow, broad, obtuse, with 1-3 rigid teeth on each side and a more or less defined oblong tubercle.
Nut c. 3 mm long; seed c. 2 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, triangular.
Image source: fig. 99c 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. 233.
S.Aust.: MU, SL, SE. Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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