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Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam.
Family Caryophyllaceae
Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam. APNI*

Description: Erect herb, usually pubescent.

Leaves filiform, 3–12 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, glabrous or almost so; apex mucronate to aristate; stipules 2–4 mm long.

Inflorescence leafless; bracts 2–4 mm long. Sepals 2–3 mm long, margins occasionally sparsely ciliate. Sepals thickened and with a ± reddish triangular patch at the base. Petals c. 1 mm long, free. Stamens 0.5–0.7 mm long.

Capsule 1.1–1.6 mm long.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
Sheet

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, NWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
AVH map***

Text by A. Doust
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: var. minor

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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