Lythrum wilsonii Hewson APNI*
Synonyms: Lythrum ?paradoxum Koehne sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Annual or perennial erect herb, 20–45 cm high, ± glabrous.
Leaves usually alternate, elliptic to narrow-lanceolate or oblong, 5–20 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, apex acute, base ± rounded.
Inflorescences of 3–7-flowered clusters in the axils of leaves. Flowers homostylous. Hypanthium 4–5 mm long. Sepals 4–6, triangular, membranous; appendages more than twice as long, narrow-triangular. Petals 1–1.5 mm long, pink to purple. Stamens equal in number to the petals, included.
Capsule dehiscing by 4 valves.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp places on heavy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by J. Highet & Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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