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Oldenlandia subulata Korth.
Family Rubiaceae
Oldenlandia subulata Korth. APNI*

Description: Sprawling or ascending annual herbs, sparingly branched; branclets glabrous or sparsely to moderately papillose, often rooting at nodes.

Leaves sessile, linear, 20–55 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, glabrous or with minute scabrous hairs on upper surface; base attenuate; apex attenuate.

Flowers axillary, solitary, very rarely paired or in lax terminal cymes; pedicels slender,6–25 mm long, papilose. Calyx 1–2 mm diameter; lobes triangular to narrowly ovate, 1–2.5 mm long, keeled, scabridulous on margin. Corolla white or rarely blue, glabrous inside and out; tube 1.5–3.5 mm long; lobes oblong, 1.5–3.5 mm long. Stamens and style exserted from corolla tube.

Capsule subglobose, 2.5–3.5 mm long and wide, not markedly furrowed; 'beak' included in persistent calyx lobes. Seeds many, obconical; surface reticulate-areolate.

Distribution and occurrence: In NSW, only known from the far North Coast. Also in Queensland, from Cape York Peninsula to South East Queensland.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Modified from Halford (1992) by K.L. Gibbons
Taxon concept: Halford, D.A. (1992) Austrobaileya 3(4); pp. 683–722.

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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