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Bergia perennis (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth.
Family Elatinaceae
Bergia perennis (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Prostrate perennial herb with glabrous to hairy stems.

Leaves elliptic to ovate, to c. 10 mm long, glabrous to sparsely hairy.

Flowers solitary. Sepals 5, acute, 3.5–4 mm long. Petals 5, obtuse, 4–5 mm long. Stamens 10. Ovary 4- or 5-locular; styles 4 or 5.

Capsule subglobose, subequal to the sepals; seeds numerous, cylindrical, with numerous small pits.


Distribution and occurrence: in inland sandy areas.
NSW subdivisions: ?NFWP
Other Australian states: N.T. S.A. W.A.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. obtusifolia

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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