Elatostema J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

2 species in Aust., Qld, NSW

Elatostema reticulatum Wedd.

Coarse, straggling herb with fleshy stems 30–60 cm high, often rooting at the base. Leaves distichous or alternate, broad-lanceolate to elliptic, 7–15 cm long, often very oblique at the base, slightly falcate, serrate; venation strongly reticulate. Flowers small, unisexual, in dense heads; male heads 12–25 mm diam., white, on peduncles up to 7 cm long; female heads rarely more than 8 mm diam., nearly sessile. Widespread. RF, usually near streams or on wet rocks.