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Gratiola pedunculata R.Br. APNI*
Description: Erect to decumbent perennial herb 13–50 cm high, with golden sessile glands on leaves, bracteoles and sepals, topped on all parts except the corolla by a glabrescent glandular indumentum; branches often rooting at base.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 0.8–3 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, base stem-clasping, margins toothed to ± entire.
Flowers single, rarely 2, in bract axils; pedicels 8–26 mm long; bracteoles 1–3.5 mm long. Sepals 4–4.5 mm long. Corolla 5–9 mm long, white to pink with yellow in mouth. Staminodes 2 or 0.
Capsule broad-ovoid, 3.5–5 mm long, caducous style 1.5–2.4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on river or lagoon banks, and other damp places; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by W. R. Barker
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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