Common name: Western Tarvine
Gilesia biniflora F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Hermannia gilesii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Prostrate subshrub with glandular and stellate hairs, stems to 25 cm long.
Leaves oblong to lanceolate, 10–40 mm long, 8–10 mm wide, glabrous to sparsely stellate-hairy on lower surface, margins coarsely toothed to crenate; petiole 5–10 mm long; stipules c. 2 mm long.
Flowers axillary, usually paired; peduncles 20–30 mm long. Calyx c. 4 mm long. Petals c. 5 mm long, white.
Capsule oblong, c. 6 mm long, finely stellate-hairy; seeds reniform, 10–14 in each loculus.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. N.T.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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