Haloragis exalata F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high; stems ± square, 4-ribbed, glabrous to finely scabrous.
Leaves opposite up to inflorescence, narrow-lanceolate to oblong, 40–100 mm long, 5–25 mm wide, margins toothed to almost entire; sessile or petiole up to 10 mm long.
Dichasia mostly 3–7-flowered (7–15-flowered in var. exalata); flowers pedicellate. Petals 2.5–3.3 mm long, yellowish green to reddish.
Fruit usually 1–3 per axil, ovoid to pyriform, 2–2.5 mm long, 4-ribbed between the sepals, smooth to corrugated between the ribs.
Distribution and occurrence: in damp places near watercourses; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Leaves lanceolate to oblong, usually 60–100 mm long and 13–25 mm wide, coarsely toothed. Dichasia 3–15-flowered. Flowers with glabrous or scabrous ovary. Fruit ovoid, 2–2.5 mm long||subsp. exalata|
|Leaves narrow-lanceolate, 50–60 mm long and 6–8 mm wide, finely toothed to almost entire, velvety to tomentose. Dichasia 3–7-flowered. Flowers with velvety-tomentose ovary. Fruit pyriform, 2 mm long, faintly ribbed between the sepals||subsp. velutina|
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