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Calandrinia disperma J.M.Black
Family Portulacaceae
Calandrinia disperma J.M.Black APNI*

Description: Decumbent herb with stems to 40 cm long.

Leaves basal and on lower part of flowering stems, linear to terete, 2–5 cm long, 1–2 mm wide.

Sepals 0.5–0.8 mm long. Petals to 1.5 mm long, pink. Stamens 4 or 5.

Capsule obpyriform, 4–6 mm long, opening by a terminal pore; seeds 2, superposed, dark red-brown to black, colliculate to papillate near the hilum, upper seed ovoid, lower seed ± rhomboidal.


Flowering: July–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on red sand dunes.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

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


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***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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