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Polanisia dodecandra subsp. trachysperma (Torr. & A.Gray) Iltis
Family Capparaceae
Polanisia dodecandra subsp. trachysperma (Torr. & A.Gray) Iltis APNI*

Description: Annual herb to 60 cm high, glandular-pubescent.

Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate to lanceolate or elliptic, usually 1.5–5 cm long, 6–15 mm wide; petiole mostly 2–5 cm long.

Petals to 10 mm long, cream or pink or purple.

Capsule 3–9 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, somewhat flattened; gynophore to 5 mm long, pedicel 2–4 mm long.


Distribution and occurrence: Native of N Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *NWS, *NWP
AVH map***

Doubtfully naturalized. Known only from a single collection (1952), possibly from a cultivated plant.

Text by Text modified Nov 2007 by Peter G Wilson.
Taxon concept:

The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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