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Wilsonia humilis R.Br.
Family Convolvulaceae
Wilsonia humilis R.Br. APNI*

Description: Perennial subshrub with prostrate or weakly ascending branches, hoary with finely appressed hairs.

Leaves concave, crowded, imbricately arranged and usually distichous, ovate to lanceolate or oblong, 1.5–4 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex obtuse, appressed-hairy; sessile.

Flowers solitary. Calyx tubular, 4–6 mm long with short triangular teeth a third to a quarter the length of tube. Corolla white; tube as long as the calyx; lobes linear-ovate, 2–3 mm long, acute. Style and stamens barely exserted. Ovary 1- or 2-locular; style divided about the middle into 2 branches; stigmas capitate.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal or subcoastal saltmarshes or brackish swamps or in inland saline sites. Doubtfully recorded for this State. SYNONYMS: ?SC; Vic., Tas., S.A., W.A.
NSW subdivisions: ?SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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.
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