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Cleome monophylla L.
Family Capparaceae
Cleome monophylla L. APNI*

Description: Annual herb to 1 m high.

Leaves with lamina usually lanceolate to oblong, 1–5 cm long, pubescent on both surfaces with short glandular and longer non-glandular hairs; similar hairs on stem.

Bracts leaf-like, pedicels c. 10 mm long. Petals 8–10 mm long, pink to mauve. Stamens 6.

Capsule 3–8 cm long, covered by glandular and non-glandular hairs, longitudinally striate, sessile or gynophore to 3 mm long.


Distribution and occurrence: Not common, probably not fully naturalized. Native of India, also in E Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
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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