Common name: Alpine Pennywort, Alpine Pennywort
Schizeilema fragoseum (F.Muell.) Domin APNI*
Synonyms: Azorella muelleri Benth. APNI*
Pozoa fragosea F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb forming dark green patches about 12 cm high and 50 cm diam., glabrous Leaves circular-cordate to reniform, 4.5–11 mm long, 9.5–22 mm wide, discolorous with the lower surface paler; petiole 3–12 cm long, slender; stipules scarious, partly fused to petiole, acuminate or laciniate towards apex.
Bracts 5–8, ovate, fused at the base, lobed or laciniate towards apex.
Sepals ovate-triangular, to 0.5 mm long. Petals ovate, c. 1 mm long.
Fruit ovate to elliptic, 2–3 mm long, 1.3–1.9 mm wide, smooth.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rock crevices and moist areas in herbfield and near streams at 1650-2150 m alt., south from Kosciusko district.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. M. Powell, except for genera with authors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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