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Genus Diplaspis Family Apiaceae

Description: Perennial herbs with creeping rhizomes.

Leaves in a basal rosette, ovate or ± circular; petiolate, sheathing at base, extending on each side at the apex as filiform points.

Inflorescence terminal, a simple umbel; bracts linear. Flowers bisexual and unisexual within each umbel; yellow-green. Sepals minute. Petals ovate or obovate, inflexed at the apex. Stylopodium shortly conical.

Fruit flattened dorsally; carpophore shortly bifid; mericarps ovate, smooth, the ribs ± inconspicuous.


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Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: N.S.W., Vic., Tas.

Text by J. M. Powell, except for genera with authors listed
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Diplaspis nivis

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