Wilsonia rotundifolia Hook. APNI*
Description: Perennial subshrub with prostrate stems, ± hirsute with spreading hairs.
Leaves from broad-ovate with acute apex to oblong-spathulate with obtuse apex, 1.5–4 mm long, sessile or shortly petiolate.
Flowers solitary. Calyx tubular, 4.5–5 mm long with short triangular teeth a third as long as tube. Corolla white; tube ± equal to the calyx; lobes oblong-elliptic, 2–3 mm long, bluntly acute. Style and stamens slightly exserted. Ovary completely or partially 2-locular; style divided at or below the middle into 2 branches; stigmas capitate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal and subcoastal saltmarsh and brackish swamps and in inland saline sites; recorded near Jervis Bay, Lake Bathurst (near Goulburn) and Deniliquin-Barham district.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, ST, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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