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Frankenia crispa J.M.Black
Family Frankeniaceae
Frankenia crispa J.M.Black APNI*

Description: Dense much-branched shrub, stems covered with white recurved hairs.

Leaves clustered, linear to ± terete, 2–5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, rigid, margin thickened, tightly revolute with only midrib exposed, upper surface ± glabrous, lower surface minutely pubescent.

Flowers in short dense dichasia; bracts and bracteoles similar to leaves. Calyx 6–7 mm long, with scattered thick recurved hairs, sometimes ± glabrous. Petals 8–10 mm long. Stamens 6.

Seeds smooth.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in semi-arid districts in the far SW of the State.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
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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