Rostellularia obtusa Nees APNI*
Synonyms: Rostellularia peploides Nees APNI*
Description: Sprawling or prostrate, rarely decumbent herb, often with white hairs on ridges, denser at nodes and on young parts.
Leaves ovate, 10–30 mm long, 5–15 mm wide, margins ± entire, both surfaces sparsely to moderately hairy, upper surface with cystoliths; petiole 3–10 mm long.
Spikes mostly 0.5–4 cm long, usually dense, not interrupted at base; bracts obovate, 3–5 mm long, with a few short hairs on margins and sometimes on midrib and on green parts. Calyx 4–5 mm long, only midrib green. Corolla 4.5–6 mm long, purple to blue with paler blotches.
Capsule 4.5–6.5 mm long, glabrous or sometimes pubescent at apex.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp situations in eucalypt woodland; north from Tenterfield district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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