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Galenia pubescens (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Druce
Family Aizoaceae
Common name: Galenia

Galenia pubescens (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Druce APNI*

Synonyms: Galenia secunda APNI*
Aizoon secundum L.f. APNI*
Aizoon pubescens Eckl. & Zeyh. APNI*

Description: Prostrate to decumbent ± woody herb.

Leaves ovate to spathulate, to 35 mm long and 15 mm wide, villous when young.

Perianth 2–3 mm long, hairy on outside, white inside, often with a pinkish tinge, yellowing with age. Anthers pink, yellow or orange, often changing colour with age.

Capsule c. 3 mm long; seeds c. 1 mm long, shiny, black.


Habit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flower
Photo J. R. Hosking

Distribution and occurrence: Not very common but often locally abundant around mining areas. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NWS, *CWS, *SWP, *NFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
Declared Noxious Weed
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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***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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