PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Stellaria papillata C.H.Mill. & J.G.West
Family Caryophyllaceae
Stellaria papillata C.H.Mill. & J.G.West APNI*

Synonyms: Stellaria species Papillata (E. Officer s.n. Oct 1917) APNI*
Stellaria sp. B sensu Doust (1990) APNI*

Description: Annual glabrous herb with several erect or ascending stems, internodes often short; entirely glabrous or with scattered long hairs.

Leaves linear 5–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; sessile.

Flowers axillary; pedicels stout, 2–5 mm long. Sepals obovate, 3–5 mm long, apex acuminate, concave, margins scarious. Petals absent. Stamens 5 or 10.

Capsule ovoid, equal to or longer than the calyx, valves thick-walled, not recurved, tuberculate; seeds numerous.


Flowering: August–November

Distribution and occurrence: On South Western Plains near Moulamein and Hay; also near Mildura in Victoria.

In riverine open shrubland and degraded saltbush country now dominated by Nitraria, in heavy grey cracking clay soils.
NSW subdivisions: SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Only rarely collected but probably more common in good seasons. Previously named as Stellaria species B in Flora of NSW vol 1

Text by A Doust (1990; as sp. B); edited KL Wilson (Nov 2012)
Taxon concept: Flora NSW vol 1 as sp. B (1990); CH Miller and JG West (2012)


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.
  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET