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Durringtonia paludosa R.J.F.Hend. & Guymer
Family Rubiaceae
Durringtonia paludosa R.J.F.Hend. & Guymer APNI*

Description: Weak perennial herb to 1 m high supported by surrounding vegetation or decumbent; stems decussately branched, green, drying black, glabrous.

Leaves ovate to narrow-elliptic or linear-subulate, 0.8–1.5 cm long, 2–2.5 mm wide but usually shorter and narrower, glabrous.

Inflorescences with ultimate cymes reduced to a single pendent flower. Male flowers with calyx 0.4–0.7 mm long, lobes triangular; corolla cream to pale red-brown, lobes oblong 2–2.5 mm long. Female flowers smaller; stigma fusiform, papillose.

Fruit orange-yellow, ellipsoid, though laterally flattened; seeds obovate c. 3 mm long.


Flowering: late spring to early summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in closed sedgeland communities in coastal swamps; not common, north from Laurieton.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James
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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