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Saponaria calabrica Guss.
Family Caryophyllaceae
Saponaria calabrica Guss. APNI*

Description: Annual, glabrous below, glandular-hairy above.

Leaves elliptic to obovate, 1–3 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, glandular hairs present on young leaves but usually absent on mature leaves, only the midvein conspicuous; upper leaves sessile, basal leaves petiolate.

Inflorescence lax and spreading; pedicels 3–16 mm long. Calyx 6–10 mm long. Limb of petals 3–6 mm long, mauve.

Capsule short-ovoid.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Only one record as naturalized, in 1899 at Jenolan Caves. Native of Medit. region.
NSW subdivisions: *CT
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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