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Stellaria filiformis (Benth.) Mattf.
Family Caryophyllaceae
Common name: Thread Starwort

Stellaria filiformis (Benth.) Mattf. APNI*

Description: Annual herb with ascending stems, to 15 cm high, glabrous; leaves crowded in a basal tuft, sometimes with a few small upper leaves.

Leaves filiform, c. 30 mm long, c. 1 mm wide.

Dichasial cymes spreading; pedicels c. 12 mm long; bracts with scarious margins. Sepals 2–3 mm long. Petals less than half as long as the sepals, deeply bifid. Stamens 3–5.

Capsule cylindrical to ± conical, 3–4.5 mm long, almost twice as long as calyx; seeds numerous.


Flowering: September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Rarely collected: North and Central Western Slopes; also Vic., S.A., W.A.

An uncommon herb of sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A. W.A.
AVH map***

Text by A. Doust (1990); edited KL Wilson (Nov 2012)
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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