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Mitrasacme alsinoides R.Br.
Family Loganiaceae
Mitrasacme alsinoides R.Br. APNI*

Description: Annual herb to c. 21 cm high; branches weak, terete, hairy; hairs minute, ± appressed.

Leaves with lamina ovate or narrow-ovate, usually 2–10 mm long, 2–5 mm wide; apex acute; margins flat; surface glabrous or with a few hairs.

Flowers solitary in upper axils; pedicels 0.4–1.2 cm long, up to c. 3 cm long in fruit, sparsely and minutely hairy. Calyx 2–3 mm long, 4-lobed; lobes about equal to tube. Corolla 5–7 mm long; lobes 2–2.5 mm long.

Capsule c. 2 mm diam.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Fruit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: mostly spring–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp peaty or sandy soils associated with swampy areas; north from the Camden area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
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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