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Callitriche muelleri Sond.
Family Callitrichaceae
Callitriche muelleri Sond. APNI*

Description: Spreading, light green, annual glabrous herb.

Older leaves with lamina rhombic, to c. 7 mm long and 5 mm wide, sometimes apiculate and with lateral teeth, 3–5-veined with an open-ended vein running to each tooth.

Flowers usually paired with 1 of each sex; bracts absent. Stamen with the filament shorter than the ripe fruit.

Fruit subsessile, usually c. 1.1 mm long and 1.3 mm wide with a broad pale wing.


Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows in damp shady habitats, chiefly in the coastal districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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