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Scleranthus minusculus F.Muell.
Family Caryophyllaceae
Scleranthus minusculus F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Annual herb with decumbent to ascending stems, leaves not crowded.

Leaves linear, 5–12 mm long, apex long-acuminate, not keeled.

Flowers shortly pedicellate, few in axillary or terminal sessile clusters; bracts linear, acute, shorter than the calyx. Calyx lobes acute, spreading, twice as long as the tube. Stamens 2.


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Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Scattered inland: near Mt Hope and SW NSW; also NW Vic, SA. There is an old specimen in MEL labelled as coming from Dubbo but that locality is probably wrong.

Grows in dry sandy areas.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by A. Doust (1990); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014; Sept 2015)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990); Cowley and West, Flora Vic 3 (1996)


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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