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Platysace linearifolia (Cav.) C.Norman
Family Apiaceae
Platysace linearifolia (Cav.) C.Norman APNI*

Description: Erect or spreading shrub to usually 40–150 cm high; stems glabrous.

Leaves undivided, narrow-linear to subulate, 10–25 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide; apex acute, mucronate; lamina glabrous; base attenuate; ± sessile.

Umbels compound, to 20 mm diam.; peduncle to c. 25 mm long; rays usually 3–4, c. 10 mm long; bracts linear, 3–5 mm long; bracteoles linear, 1–3 mm long. Petals white.

Fruit c. 2 mm long and wide, tuberculate, with broad, obtuse backs leaving only a narrow groove at the mericarp junction, ribs scarcely conspicuous.


Photo © ANBG

Herbarium
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Flowering: Jan.–May.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soil, north from Jervis Bay.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell & S. M. Hastings
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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