Gonocarpus humilis Orchard APNI*
Description: Prostrate or semi-prostrate perennial herb 20–30 cm high; stems 30–70 cm long, weakly 4-ribbed; scabrid with spreading tubercle-based hairs.
Leaves decussate, opposite, ovate, 10–20 mm long, 5–12 mm wide, margins toothed; shortly petiolate.
Stamens 4, sometimes 4 staminodes present.
Fruit ovoid, 1–1.5 mm long, silver-grey to purplish, 8-ribbed with 3 oblique calluses between the ribs.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in damp places, mainly on the coast but extending into the Barrington Tops.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.E. Orchard (1990)
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