Common name: Small-fruited Devil's Claw
Martynia annua L. APNI*
Description: Erect annual herb 0.25–1 m high, covered with dense glandular sticky hairs.
Leaves opposite with lamina reniform to ± circular, 7–15 cm long, 6–15 cm wide, thin, flaccid, apex acute, base cordate, margins entire to shallow-sinuate to toothed, palmately veined, both surfaces equally hairy; petiole 9–14 cm long.
Racemes several flowered; pedicels 1–2 cm long, thickening and recurved in fruit. Calyx deeply 5 lobed, 1.5 cm long, glandular-hairy. Corolla funnelform-campanulate, 3–5 cm long, pink to white with purple-red and yellow spots on the throat. Stamens 2.
Capsule 2-valved, body 2–3 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, horns 0.5–1 cm long; woody, viscid.
Distribution and occurrence: Garden escape, rarely naturalized, north from Armidale. Native of Mexico.
NSW subdivisions: *NT, *NWS
Other Australian states: *Qld *N.T.
Text by A. K. Brooks
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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