Mitrasacme pygmaea R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Mitrasacme capillaris Wall. APNI*
Mitrasacme malaccensis Wight APNI*
Description: Annual erect herb, to 20 cm high. Stem scapose or scapiform, leafy part hispidulous or squamulose, bracteate part glabrous.
Leaves elliptic, ovate or lanceolate, 3.5–15 mm long, 2–5.9 mm wide.
Flowers in terminal and axillary compound umbellate clusters; pedicels to 32 mm long. Calyx campanulate, glabrous; tube 1–1.5 mm long; lobes 0.8–1.5 mm long. Corolla white; tube 2.5–7.5 mm long; lobes 0.5–1.5 mm long. Stamens 1.5–5.1 mm long; anthers obtuse or minutely apiculate; dehiscence extrorse.
Capsule ellipsoidal, 2–3 mm long; fruiting style 0.5–5 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers and fruits February–Sep.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in open habitats in a variety of well-drained soils. Occurring in Mt Warning northern N.S.W. Also eastern coastal regions of QLD, New Caledonia, New Guinea and through SE Asia to Japan and India.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
Text by B. J. Conn
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