Haloragis odontocarpa F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Annual herb, usually 30–50 cm high, with a well-developed taproot; stems green or reddish, glabrous or softly hairy.
Leaves alternate, sometimes lowermost ones ± opposite, ± lanceolate, usually 45–60 mm long, 10–15 mm wide, margins entire or toothed, pilose; petiole to 20 mm long.
Dichasia usually 3–7-flowered; flowers very shortly pedicellate. Petals 2–2.6 mm long, yellowish green. Ovary densely pilose.
Fruit variable in shape, ovoid, globose, pyriform or rectangular, 1–2 mm long, wrinkled, angular, ribbed or winged.
Distribution and occurrence: mainly in open Mulga woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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|1||Fruit 4-angled or -ribbed longitudinally between sepals, not winged.||2|
|Fruit 4-winged longitudinally between the sepals.||3|
|2||Body of fruit with tooth-like appendages c. 1.5 mm long projecting below the sepals.||f. odontocarpa|
|Body of fruit smooth or wrinkled below sepals.|
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|3||Wings entire, oblong.||f. pterocarpa|
|Wings constricted in centre.|
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