Fumaria indica (Hausskn.) Pugsley APNI*
Synonyms: Fumaria vaillantii var. indica Hausskn. APNI*
Description: Slender almost erect annual, 15–50 cm high.
Leaves variously pinnatisect, segments flat, ± lanceolate to ovate, > 2 mm wide.
Inflorescence usually 6–12-flowered, longer than the short peduncle; bracts at least as long as the erect fruiting pedicels. Sepals < 1 mm long. Corolla 5–6 mm long pale pink, apex of inner petals and wings of lower petal often tinted blackish red; lower petal spathulate with broad margin.
Fruit with base narrower than the broadened tip of pedicel.
Flowering: early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: weed in dry arable areas. Native of Eurasia.
NSW subdivisions: *NWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *S.A.
Fumaria formerly placed in family Fumariaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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