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Calandrinia volubilis Benth.
Family Portulacaceae
Calandrinia volubilis Benth. APNI*

Description: Spreading to erect herb with twining flowering stems to 30 cm long.

Leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, 2.5–5.5 cm long, 5–10 mm wide.

Inflorescences twining; fruiting pedicels curved upwards. Sepals 2.5–4.5 mm long. Petals 5–6 mm long, pale pink. Stamens 6–8.

Capsule 5.5–7.5 mm long; seeds > 20, reniform, papillate, dark brown to black.


Flowering: September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Appears to be restricted to Atriplex vesicaria shrubland.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
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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