Common name: Alpine Marsh-marigold
Psychrophila introloba (F.Muell.) W.A.Weber APNI*
Synonyms: Caltha introloba F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Small alpine herb, glabrous.
Stem 1–2 cm long in flower, elongating to 5–10 c. in fruit.
Leaves oblong or lanceolate, 8–40 mm long, emarginate, with 2 appendages 4–20 mm long on the upper surface. Tepals 5–8, 10–22 mm long, white. Stamens 15–30. Carpels 6–18.
Follicles spreading, shortly beaked, few-seeded.
Flowering: November and December
Distribution and occurrence: Forms dense mats in alpine sites in Mt Kosciusko district, frequently in meltwaters of semipermanent snowpatches.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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