Trianthema cypseleoides APNI*
Description: Prostrate slender herb; stems glabrous, with short lateral branches.
Leaves obovate or clavate, to 5 mm long; petiole slender, dilated at base with scarious margins.
Inflorescence loosely cymose, exceeding leaves. Bracts scarious. Perianth tube short; perianth lobes broad, obtuse, to 2 mm long. Stamens 7–10. Ovary short, rounded; ovules 6–1
Fruit globular; seeds smooth.
Distribution and occurrence: Type: (1839) "Nova Hollandia orientalis extratropica Habitat: ad Hawkesbury River" [as Ancistrotigma cypseleoides Fenzl [Known only from the type collection]
NSW subdivisions: CC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Presumed Extinct; Commonwealth EPBC: Extinct
Text by K.D. Hill
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