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Calandrinia balonensis Lindl.
Family Portulacaceae
Calandrinia balonensis Lindl. APNI*

Description: Herb with basal rosette of leaves and erect flowering stems to 30 cm long.

Leaves basal and on flowering stems, linear to lanceolate, 5.5–10 cm long, 5–10 mm wide.

Sepals 5–7 mm long. Petals 10–15 mm long, purple. Stamens > 20.

Capsule ovoid, 7–9 mm long; seeds numerous, reniform, > 1 mm long, colliculate, black or dark red-black.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: May–Nov.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soils of arid regions.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. 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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