Calandrinia pumila (Benth.) F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Calandrinia calyptrata var. pumila Benth. APNI*
Description: Prostrate annual with stems to 10 cm long.
Leaves all basal, lamina spathulate to narrow-obovate, to 1.2 cm long, 2–8 mm wide; petiole to 3.5 cm long.
Sepals 1.5–2 mm long. Petals 1.8–3 mm long, pink. Stamens 4–8.
Capsule globose, 2.6–3.5 mm long; seeds numerous, obovoid, red-brown, smooth to colliculate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in red earths and clays, often in clay pans in arid shrublands.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by J. G. West
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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