Sauropus hirtellus (F.Muell.) Airy Shaw APNI*
Synonyms: Sauropus sp. A sensu Harden (1990) APNI*
Description: Erect subshrub to 30 cm high, well-branched, glabrous; with a woody rootstock.
Leaves linear to oblanceolate, 5–20 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, relatively thick-textured, apex acute, margins recurved; shortly petiolate.
Female flowers on peduncles to 5 mm long; styles very short.
Capsule globose, c. 8 mm long; seeds pale, c. 6 mm long, surface ± rough.
Distribution and occurrence: One record from near Grafton in grassland.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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