Micropterum papulosum (L.f.) Schwantes APNI*
Synonyms: Mesembryanthemum papulosum L.f. APNI*
Description: Spreading annual to 15 cm high, covered with vesicular hairs.
Leaves to 8 cm long, to 10 mm wide.
Pedicel 5–15 mm long. Perianth lobes c. 3 mm long. Petaloid staminodes c. 1 mm wide, 3 mm long, yellow; stamens 10; styles 5.
Capsule obconical, 3–7 mm long, 5–10 mm wide; seeds c. 1 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon, recorded from sandhills. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *SWP
Other Australian states: *W.A. *S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: J. Venning (1984)
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