Frankenia latior Sprague & Summerh. APNI*
Description: Small shrub with procumbent or ascending branches, pubescent.
Leaves 3–10 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, densely pubescent, upper surface ± glabrescent, midrib exposed on lower surface; upper leaves linear to ± lanceolate, margins recurved; lower leaves ovate to elliptic or oblong, margins recurved to flat.
Flowers in short dichasia or false monochasia; bracts and bracteoles similar to leaves. Calyx 6–9 mm long, ribs with short dense spreading bristly hairs, grooves papillose or pubescent. Petals 8–13 mm long. Stamens 6.
Flowering: spring or autumn.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by C. Miller
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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