Fruiting plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Yathong Nature Reserve near Mt Hope, NSW

Fruiting bodies and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Fruiting plant. Photo: Richard Hartland, Terrick Terrick, Vic

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Perennial forb with a woody base, sprawling or to 15cm tall.  Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.7-2cm long, 1.5-3mm wide, flat, hairy, with sharp pointed tips.  Flowers small (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves.  Fruiting body hairy on the upper side of the body and horizontal wing, hairless below, cream to greenish yellow, brown when dry.  Horizontal wing with a radial fold which sometimes develops into a slit.

Description (pages 269-270), photo (page 269) and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 47-15 page 271) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

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