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Gonocarpus oreophilus Orchard
Family Haloragaceae
Gonocarpus oreophilus Orchard APNI*

Description: Erect, much-branched shrub to 1.5 m high; stems 4-angled; densely covered with very short spreading hairs.

Leaves decussate opposite, elliptic to oblong, 10–35 mm long, 5–15 mm wide, margins thickened, crenate with 15–30 teeth, covered with very short hairs; petiolate.

Petals 2.3–3.1 mm long, red to yellow.

Fruit ovoid, 1–1.5 mm long, silver-grey to reddish purple, 8-ribbed, smooth or weakly callused between the ribs.


Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence: in the understorey of wet sclerophyll forest or rainforest; north from Gloucester.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.E. Orchard (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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