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Artanema fimbriatum D.Don
Family Linderniaceae
Artanema fimbriatum D.Don APNI*

Description: Short-lived perennial herb, usually 30–60 cm high; stems erect or decumbent, ribbed; gland-dotted, especially on lower surface of leaves.

Leaves opposite, narrow-ovate to -elliptic, 4–8 cm long, 10–30 mm wide, margins toothed, lamina discolorous, upper surface, margins and lower midrib scabrous; petiole 2–10 mm long, decurrent on stem.

Inflorescence a raceme, flowers 4–8, single in axil of bracts; bracts 2–3 mm long; pedicels 5–12 mm long. Sepals 6–9 mm long, margins scabrous. Corolla 2-lipped, 16–25 mm long, violet or tube white; tube 12–18 mm long, dilated on lower side; limbs much shorter than tube, lobes rounded, 3–4 mm long.

Capsule ovoid to globose, 7.5–9 mm long, topped by persistent style c. 15 mm long.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist sites and on drier hillsides; north from Brunswick R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by W. R. Barker
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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