Hybanthus stellarioides (Domin) P.I.Forst. APNI*
Synonyms: Hybanthus enneaspermus subsp. stellarioides (Domin) E.M.Benn. APNI*
Description: Annual herb to 30 cm high; stems with scattered sparse, antrorse to divaricate hairs.
Leaves linear, linear-lanceolate or elliptic to ovate, 1–8 cm long, 2–8 mm wide, discolorous; margins recurved, never revolute, entire or toothed; stipules linear, 0.8–1 mm long.
Flowers solitary;. Sepals 2.5–4.5 mm long. Petals orange or yellow; lower petal spathulate; upper petals linear-oblong, 3–4.2 mm long; lateral petals 4–5 mm long.
Capsule 5.5–7.5 mm long; seeds 5–10, ± pitted between the ribs.
Distribution and occurrence: Common in sandy areas in eucalypt dominated communities in coastal and sub-coastal areas; north from Sydney (Cattai Creek).
In sandy areas in eucalypt dominated communities.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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