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Anacampseros australiana J.M.Black
Family Portulacaceae
Anacampseros australiana J.M.Black APNI*

Description: Procumbent herb.

Flowering stems to 20 cm long.

Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, rarely elliptic, 1–2.5 cm long, 5–12 mm wide, acute; with fascicles of hairs 1–2 mm long in the leaf axils. Cymes few-flowered, pedicels 3–7 mm long, erect. Sepals 5–10 mm long. Petals 8–20 mm long, pale pink, almost transparent, enclosed in sepals. Stigmas 3, on a style 0.5–1 mm long.

Capsule ovoid to oblong, 5–12 mm long; seeds pyramidal-trigonous, c. 0.7 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, light to red-brown, dull, tuberculate.


Flowering: May–December

Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly found in arid shrubland, usually in skeletal soils on rocky hillsides and plains.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, NFWP, SFWP, NT
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by J. G. West
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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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