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.
Distribution and occurrence: Not very common but often locally abundant around mining areas. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWP, *NFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A. *W.A. *N.T.
Declared Noxious Weed
All NSW collections are Galenia pubescens var. pubescens
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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