Common Name

Fissure-weed; Hairy Fissure-weed




Perennial forb to 15cm tall or sprawling.  Leaves alternating up the stems, to 1cm long, narrow and flat, hairy, pointed.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves, often congested into leafy spikes, or scattered along the stems.  Fruiting body white, hairy, with a single horizontal wing with 5 radiating ridges and no radial slit.

Description (page 267), photo (page 266) and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 47-7 page 271) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

PlantNET description:

Photo of young fruiting bodies and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT