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Frankenia connata Sprague
Family Frankeniaceae
Frankenia connata Sprague APNI*

Description: Low spreading shrub to 30 cm high and 50 cm wide, stems with short spreading hairs.

Leaves clustered, linear to ± oblong, 2–9 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, margins strongly recurved with only midrib exposed on lower surface.

Flowers in loose dichasia on short lateral branches; bracts and bracteoles similar to leaves. Calyx mostly 6–8 mm long, ribs pubescent, grooves papillose to pubescent. Petals 10–14 mm long, to 6 mm wide. Stamens usually 6.

Seeds finely reticulate.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: Usually flowers spring.

Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by C. Miller
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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