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Rostellularia adscendens var. latifolia (Domin) R.M.Barker
Family Acanthaceae
Rostellularia adscendens var. latifolia (Domin) R.M.Barker APNI*

Synonyms: Rostellularia adscendens var. latifolia (Domin) R.M.Barker APNI*

Description: Small herb or shrubs 10–40 cm high, decumbent; glabrous or sparsely hairy.

Leaves narrowly to broadly ovate, 4.3–15 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, both surfaces sparsely white-hairy, sometimes glabrous above, with large (although not visible with unaided eye) cystoliths perpendicular to midrib and often smaller curved cystoliths between. Petiole 0.5–1.5 mm long.

Spikes 1–5 cm long, dense, sometimes interrupted at base. Bracts ovate, 3–5.5 mm long, usually densely hairy on margins and midrib, sometimes sparsely all over. Calyx 5–7 mm long, green. Corolla 4–6 mm long along upper side, with 2 longitudinal folds with darker striations. Style 3–5 mm long.

Capsules mostly 4.5–6 mm long, glabrous or sometimes pubescent in upper half.


Distribution and occurrence: NSW: NWS, CWS, NWP. Qld., N.Terr., S.A., W.A.

Grows chiefly in rocky sites.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by D.M. Crayn
Taxon concept: Barker, R. M. 1986. A taxonomic revision of Australian Acanthaceae. J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 9: 1-286.

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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