Gonocarpus tetragynus Labill. APNI*
Description: Erect or ascending perennial herb 15–30 cm high; stems terete or weakly 4-ribbed; appressed-pubescent with stiff hairs.
Leaves decussate, lanceolate to narrow-elliptic or rarely ovate, usually 5–15 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, margins thickened, toothed; ± sessile.
Petals 2.4–2.8 mm long, green to red.
Fruit ovoid, 1–1.5 mm long, silver-grey, 8-ribbed with 2–3 oblique calluses between the ribs.
Distribution and occurrence: in dry sclerophyll forest, heath and shrubland usually on sandstone; widespread, east of Albury.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.E. Orchard (1990)
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