Gossypium sturtianum var. nandewarense (Derera) Fryxell APNI*
Synonyms: Gossypium nandewarense Derera APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves with lamina ± circular to ovate, to 6 cm long and wide, entire to deeply 3–5-lobed; petiole at least as long as lamina.
Flowers solitary, peduncle 5–20 mm long. Epicalyx segments ovate-cordate to narrow-triangular, 20–30 mm long. Calyx 5-lobed, c. 10 mm long. Petals 5–6 cm long, mauve, deep purple at the base.
Capsule ovoid, 20–25 mm long, 4- or 5-locular; seeds 3–6 mm long, with whitish green to brown hairs.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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