Amsinckia calycina (Moris) Chater APNI*
Synonyms: Amsinckia hispida (Ruiz & Pav.) I.M.Johnst. APNI*
Description: Annual herb 15–50 cm high, erect, moderately branched; hairs on stems coarse and spreading over shorter, finer ones.
Leaves oblanceolate to lanceolate, 2.5–10 cm long, 5–25 mm wide, shorter and subcordate towards apex, lamina coarsely hairy.
Sepals linear-lanceolate, 3–5 mm long, to 7 mm in fruit. Corolla 5–8 mm long, pale yellow; lobes 1–2 mm long. Stamens borne at the throat. Style extending to the level of the stamens. Mericarps 2–2.5 mm long, with a dorsal ridge.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of waste and cultivated land; south from Brewarrina. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A. *N.T.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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