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Dichondra sp. A sensu Harden (1992)
Family Convolvulaceae
Dichondra sp. A sensu Harden (1992) APNI*

Description: Perennial herb with creeping stems, rooting at nodes.

Leaves with lamina reniform, 5–20 mm long and slightly broader, apex rounded to emarginate, base cordate, upper surface sparsely to moderately pilose, lower surface silky; petiole much longer than lamina.

Flowers solitary; pedicel 1–5 mm long, recurved in fruit. Calyx lobes oblong, 1.5–2 mm long. Corolla usually longer than the calyx with a short tube and longer oblong to oblong-ovate lobes, pale greenish yellow.

Capsules deeply 2-lobed; lobes ± free, pilose, opening irregularly, longer than the calyx.


Habit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flower
Photo J. R. Hosking

Fruit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland, often on alluvial flats; north from Kiandra and Deniliquin.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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