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Calandrinia pickeringii A.Gray
Family Portulacaceae
Calandrinia pickeringii A.Gray APNI*

Description: Decumbent to ascending herb with flowering stems to 20 cm long.

Leaves lanceolate, 1.5–7 cm long, 2–8 mm wide.

Sepals 2–3 mm long. Petals 2.5–4.5 mm long, pale pink. Stamens usually 4–6, rarely 3.

Capsule 2.6–2.8 mm long, valves not persistent; seeds numerous, obovoid to ± lenticular, papillate-punctate, dark red-brown to black.


Habitat
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: October–April

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open eucalypt forest on sandstone and granite outcrops.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


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