Common name: Narrow-leaved Triggerplant
Stylidium lineare Sw. ex Willd. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb with leaves basally tufted.
Leaves narrow-linear, 2–5 cm long and < 1 mm wide, margins often incurved and finely toothed, lamina glabrous.
Scapes slender, red at least at base, smooth at base, usually < 20 cm high. Racemes glandular-hairy, flowers ± shortly pedicellate. Sepals c. 2 mm long, shorter than the corolla tube. Corolla 5–8 mm long, pink to deep pink. Column reddish; anthers fringed with long glands. Ovary 3–4 mm long.
Capsule broad-oblong, 5–10 mm long; seeds dark brown.
Flowering: Apr.–June and Oct.-Jan.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone, and open poorly-drained plateau areas; from Gospers Mtn to the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Text by L. C. Stanberg
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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