Gonocarpus longifolius (Schindl.) Orchard APNI*
Synonyms: Haloragis villosa Schindl. APNI*
Description: Erect, much-branched subshrub to 1 m high; stems 4-angled; densely pilose with soft, spreading hairs.
Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, alternate, or subopposite above, linear-oblong, mostly 12–25 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, margins thickened, with (12-)20–30 small teeth, covered with spreading hairs; petiolate.
Petals 1.6–2.2 mm long greenish.
Fruit ovoid, c. 1 mm long, silver-grey to reddish, 8-ribbed, with tubercles or 2 or 3 calluses between the ribs.
Distribution and occurrence: in shrub communities on sandstone; mainly on the ranges from Armidale to the Blue Mtns, east of Rylstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, CC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.E. Orchard (1990)
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