Hackelia suaveolens (R.Br.) Dimon & M.A.M.Renner APNI*
Synonyms: Cynoglossum suaveolens R.Br. APNI*
Description: Erect herb to 50 cm high; stem with stiff, retrorse to spreading hairs.
Basal leaves broad- to narrow-spathulate with lamina 7–20 cm long, 12–25 mm wide and petiole 3–5 cm long; stem leaves narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, sessile, decreasing in size towards the apex.
Sepals elliptic, c. 2 mm long, enlarging slightly as the fruit matures, fused in the basal third. Corolla 4–4.5 mm long, white or sometimes blue. Mericarps ovoid to elliptic, 4–5 mm long; barbed spines more or less equally scattered on the convex outer surface.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread.
Grows in damp places, often in woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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