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Cicendia quadrangularis (Dombey ex Lam.) Griseb.
Family Gentianaceae
Cicendia quadrangularis (Dombey ex Lam.) Griseb. APNI*

Description: Annual 3–8 cm high, little-branched but rarely from the rosette, glabrous, branches sometimes ridged.

Basal leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, 3–5 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, often withering early; stem leaves erect, ovate to lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, 1–2 mm wide.

Flowers mostly solitary. Calyx tube 2–4 mm long, lobes c. 0.5 mm long. Corolla funnel-shaped, yellow; tube 4–8 mm long; lobes 2–3 mm long.

Capsule 3–5 mm long, splitting only at apex.


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Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in moist sites along creeks; south from Sydney. Native of N Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *CT, *ST, *SWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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