Common name: Small Matweed
Guilleminea densa (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Schult.) Moq. APNI*
Synonyms: Brayulinea densa (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Schult.) Small APNI*
Description: Perennial, prostrate, variously hairy herb, with a swollen woody rootstock; nodes hairy.
Leaves radical and cauline, radical leaves shed early; ovate to spathulate, to 20 mm long, to 8 mm wide, hairy when young.
Inflorescence usually c. 10-flowered (1–30), inflorescences are often crowded towards the ends of branches. Perianth c. 2 mm long. Stamens c. 1 mm long.
Seed c. 0.6 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows in mown disturbed areas, roadsides, caravan parks etc. Native of Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *NWS, *CWS, *NWP
Other Australian states: *Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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