Tetragonia microptera Fenzl APNI*
Description: Prostrate spreading annual or possibly a short-lived perennial.
Leaves alternate, ovate to circular, 1–3 cm long, to 2 cm wide; petiolate.
Flowers in groups of 2–5, 1–2 mm long. Perianth segments 3 or 4, triangular. Stamens alternating with, and usually as many as, perianth segments. Styles 2 or 3.
Fruit obpyramidal, 2–4 mm long, papillose, truncate at the top with 3 or 4 projecting ridges forming flat triangular extensions at the top.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, ?CWS
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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