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Polycarpaea arida Pedley
Family Caryophyllaceae
Polycarpaea arida Pedley APNI*

Description: Perennial herb, pubescent or sometimes glabrescent; stems procumbent or erect, to 10 cm long.

Leaves linear, 4–10 mm long and c. 1 mm wide, apex mucronate or aristate; stipules 3–4 mm long, apex mucronate or aristate.

Inflorescence leafy; bracts 3–4 mm long with definite midrib; pedicels hairy. Sepals 3–4 mm long, all white or occasionally yellowish and slightly thickened at base, without a midrib. Petals c. 1 mm long. Stamens c. 0.5 mm long.

Capsule 1.5–2 mm long. Herb of arid regions.


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Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by A. Doust
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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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