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Lindernia alsinoides R.Br.
Family Linderniaceae
Lindernia alsinoides R.Br. APNI*

Description: Diffuse or erect annual herb to 15 cm high, glabrous.

Leaves ribbed across nodes; lamina ovate to ± circular at base of plant, or almost linear in floral parts of plant, 5–10 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, apex ± acute, base abruptly attenuate, margins entire, 3–5-veined from base; petiole to c. 3 mm long.

Inflorescence a terminal raceme of 1–8 flowers; flowers single in axil of bracts; lower bracts leaf-like; pedicels 10–55 mm long. Sepals free except at base, 2–3.5 mm long. Corolla 2-lipped, 5.5–8.5 mm long, blue. Stamens 4, didynamous; 2 lower filaments with spur 1.5–2 mm long.

Capsule oblong-ovoid, 3–4.5 mm long.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: recorded November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swampy sites in sclerophyll forest and coastal heath, north from Bulahdelah.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
AVH map***

Text by W. R. Barker
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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