Heliotropium brachygyne Benth. APNI*
Description: Spreading to erect annual or subshrub, 15–30 cm high; ± densely hairy with spreading and appressed grey hairs.
Leaves linear to narrow-elliptic, to 1.5 cm long, apex acute to subacute, margins revolute, lamina hairy with spreading hairs; subsessile.
Flowers in short simple scorpioid cymes; bracts leaf-like, 4.5–7 mm long. Sepals 2–3 mm long, acute, somewhat unequal. Corolla 3–4.5 mm long, white; shorter than the tube. Anthers acuminate, tips coherent. Style very short; stigma broad and thick. Mericarps 4, scabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: uncommon, known only from the New Angeldool–Lightning Ridge and Cobar–Hermidale districts.
Grows in Eucalyptus and Callitris communities.
NSW subdivisions: NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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