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Mitrasacme serpyllifolia R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Mitrasacme perpusilla Hook.f. APNI*
Description: Perennial, prostrate and often mat-forming, pendent or procumbent herb; branches weak, sparsely hairy; hairs minute, ± appressed.
Leaves with lamina narrow-ovate to ovate, 3.6–5 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide; apex obtuse; margins flat to slightly recurved; surface glabrous, with margins often ciliate.
Flowers solitary in upper axils; pedicels c. 1 mm long; glabrous. Calyx c. 1.5 mm long, 4-lobed; lobes c. 3 times length of tube. Corolla c. 2 mm long; lobes c. 1 mm long.
Capsule c. 1.2 mm diam.
Flowering: chiefly spring–summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in treeless bog communities and in Eucalyptus pauciflora-E. stellulata woodland, in swampy or moist rocky areas at higher altitudes, often near waterfalls and creeks; south from the Armidale area.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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