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Frankenia sp. A sensu Harden (1990)
Family Frankeniaceae
Frankenia sp. A sensu Harden (1990) APNI*

Description: Small shrub, hairs ± dense, those on stem and calyx not hooked.

Leaves oblong to linear, lower ones oblong to elliptic, 2–8 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, minutely pubescent to ± glabrous, lower surface mealy, only midrib exposed.

Flowers in elongated dichasia or false monochasia; bracts and bracteoles similar to leaves. Calyx 5–7 mm long, densely to sparsely pubescent. Petals 4 or 5, 8–12 mm long. Stamens 6.

Seeds minutely pubescent.


Flowering: autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on salt flats, rare.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
AVH map***

This taxon is related to the W.A. species F. confusa Summerh.

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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