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Mitrasacme pilosa Labill.
Family Loganiaceae
Mitrasacme pilosa Labill. APNI*

Description: Perennial, prostrate, procumbent or ± erect herb, usually 5–10 cm high; branches weak, coarsely and densely hirsute; hairs ± spreading.

Leaves with lamina narrow-oblong to narrow-ovate, 4–10 mm long, 1–3 mm wide; apex acute; margins usually recurved; surface glabrous or hairy.

Flowers in upper axils or in small terminal, leafy umbels; pedicels to 4 cm long; sparsely to densely hairy, with short to long hairs. Calyx 1.5–3.5 mm long, 4-lobed; lobes about as long as tube. Corolla 4–5 mm long; lobes c. 2 mm long.

Capsule 2–3 mm diam.


Flowering: chiefly spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet areas in heath, rocky crevices and near waterfalls; south from the Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept:

 Key to the varieties 
1Flowers on pedicels to 1 cm long, up to 1.5 cm long in fruit; south from the Kybean areavar. pilosa
Flowers on pedicels to 4 cm long; south from the Blue Mtnsvar. stuartii

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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