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.
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.
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)
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