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Colobanthus pulvinatus F.Muell.
Family Caryophyllaceae
Colobanthus pulvinatus F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Tufted herb with leaves spreading.

Leaves narrow-triangular to lanceolate, < 6 mm long, rigid, apex pungent, channelled above, convex below, margins thickened, midrib prominently keeled.

Pedicels 1–2 mm long, thickened, shorter than calyx. Sepals triangular, c. 3 mm long, pungent.

Capsule c. 3 mm long, as long as calyx; seeds reddish brown with low rounded tubercles and a definite depression about the hilum.


Habit
Photo T.M. Tame

Photo © ANBG

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassland and herbfields, sometimes forming dense, matted turfs; may also colonize disturbed areas.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Tas.
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-t
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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