Nyssanthes erecta R.Br. APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading herb; stems and leaves ± slightly pubescent.
Leaves elliptic to oblong to lanceolate, 20–75 mm long, 15–20 mm wide, acute with a pungent mucro.
Bracts spinescent with ovate bases; outer one 3.5–6 mm long, 2 inner 4–9.5 mm long. Perianth segments lanceolate, outermost 5–10 mm long, intermediate 3.5–7.5 mm long, 2 innermost 2–3 mm long. Stamens 4. Minor weed of disturbed areas.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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