Common name: Mossy Knawel
Scleranthus singuliflorus (F.Muell.) Mattf. APNI*
Description: Spreading to ascending perennial herb.
Leaves linear, 5–7 mm long, apex mucronate to acute, ± keeled.
Flowers terminal, solitary; peduncle 5–15 mm long, scabrous; bracts 2, minute, truncate except for a small mucronate apex. Calyx lobes 4 or 5, obtuse, erect, shorter than the tube. Stamen 1.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare, in the alpine and subalpine regions of the Snowy Mountains (one record near Kydra Reefs). Also Vic and New Guinea (Mt Wilhelm).
Alpine and subalpine herbfields and tussock grasslands.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by A. Doust (1990); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014; Sept 2015)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990); Cowley and West, Flora Vic 3 (1996)
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