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Xerothamnella parvifolia C.T.White
Family Acanthaceae
Xerothamnella parvifolia C.T.White APNI*

Description: Sparse low woody shrub to 1 m high, branches divaricate, with short appressed hairs.

Leaves ovate, 4–10 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, thick, ± sessile.

Corolla white outside; upper lip 4-lobed, white with red spots at base inside, lower lip entire, blood-red inside; tube 4–5 mm long, lips c. 5 mm long. Anthers 1-locular.

Capsule 7–8 mm long, glabrous or with a few hairs at apex.


Habitat
Photo A.E. Orme

Habit
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Flower
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Fruit
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Flowering: recorded November–January, probably triggered by rainfall.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in low sclerophyll woodland; rare in N.S.W., recorded only from the far northwest of the division at Mt Poole.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 3VCi
AVH map***

Text by J. Everett
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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