Austrocynoglossum latifolium (R.Br.) R.R.Mill APNI*
Synonyms: Cynoglossum latifolium R.Br. APNI*
Description: Decumbent herb; stems trailing, up to 1 m long, indumentum of short, scabrous hairs.
Leaves ovate to broad-ovate; lamina 2–6 cm long, 1.5–6 cm wide, upper surface ± densely hairy, lower surface with hairs restricted to veins; petiole 0.5–1 cm long.
Sepals elliptic, c. 2.5 mm long, nearly free from each other. Corolla to 5 mm long, white. Mericarps 2–3.5 mm long, ovoid, outer face densely prickly.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread on the coast and ranges.
Grows in moist sclerophyll forest and along rainforest margins.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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