Common name: Annual Chalkwort
Gypsophila tubulosa (Jaub. & Spach) Boiss. APNI*
Description: An erect annual herb, 5–20 cm high, branched with sticky glandular hairs.
Leaves terete or linear-subulate, 4–12 mm long, <1 mm wide.
Pedicels 6–14 mm long, erect or spreading. Calyx 3–5 mm long, with membranous strips between the 5 main green veins; teeth short. Petals pink, emarginate, slightly longer than the sepals.
Capsule longer than the calyx; seeds minute, numerous.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread.
On sandy or stony soil in grassland or woodland.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by A. Doust (1999)l; edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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