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Common name: Kidney Weed, Yilibili (D'harawal)
Dichondra repens J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb with creeping stems, rooting at nodes.
Leaves with lamina reniform to oblong-circular, 5–25 mm long and slightly broader, apex rounded to emarginate, base cordate, both surfaces sparsely to moderately pilose; petiole much longer that lamina.
Flowers solitary; pedicel 10–50 mm long, not recurved in fruit. Calyx lobes oblong-elliptic, 2.5–4 mm long. Corolla shorter or slightly longer than the calyx with a short tube and longer ovate to elliptic lobes, pale greenish yellow.
Capsule deeply 2-lobed; lobes ± free, pilose, opening irregularly, shorter than the calyx.
Flowering: throughout year, mainly spring–summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forest, woodland and grassland, and weed of lawns; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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