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Colobanthus affinis (Hook.) Hook.f.
Family Caryophyllaceae
Colobanthus affinis (Hook.) Hook.f. APNI*

Description: Tufted perennial herb.

Leaves linear, 15–50 mm long; apex acuminate, sometimes with a very short hair c. 0.2 mm long; lamina soft, often recurved, somewhat flaccid.

Pedicels 25–60 mm long. Sepals broad-triangular, c. 3 mm long, obtuse to ± acute.

Capsule c. 4 mm long, longer than calyx; seeds yellowish brown, smooth.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist alpine areas above 1900 m. alt., often in grassland and herbfields, sometimes a colonizer of disturbed areas.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

Text by A. Doust
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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