Menkea australis Lehm. APNI*
Description: Prostrate glabrous herb with stems 5–25 cm long.
Basal leaves spathulate, 1–3 cm long, entire to pinnatisect, tapering into petiole, withering without falling; stem leaves oblanceolate, entire or shallowly lobed, ± sessile.
Sepals 1–2 mm long. Petals c. 2 mm long, white to pink or mauve. Silicula obovate to elliptic, 3–7 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, markedly flattened, septum absent; pedicel erect or spreading, 5–10 mm long. Short-lived herb, widespread in inland areas.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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