Flowers and fruits sessile in crowded heads. Bracts and sepals neither ciliate nor fimbriate.
Fruit glabrous 3–6 mm long, green, yellow to reddish.
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|1||Fruit ovoid; floral bracts almost horizontal. Fruit usually <5 mm long and >3 mm diam. Widespread. NC CC SC CT NWS; Qld, Vic., Tas., W.A.||f. glabella|
|1||Fruit pyriform to fusiform, base clasped by almost vertical floral bracts. Fruit usually >5 mm long and <3 mm diam. Widespread in Aust., in N.S.W. only recorded from Twofold Bay area. SC; Vic., Tas., S.A., W.A.||f. dispar|