Orianthera pusilla (R.Br.) C.S.P.Foster & B.J.Conn APNI*
Synonyms: Logania pusilla R.Br. APNI*
Description: Herb or procumbent undershrub to c. 15 cm high, dioecious; branches with 2 lateral longitudinal ridges.
Leaves with lamina narrow-elliptic to narrow-obovate, or oblong, 6–12 mm long, 3–6 mm wide; apex obtuse to acute; base cuneate to attenuate, somewhat decurrent; margins slightly revolute; lower surface smooth, not papillose; petiole 1–3 mm long.
Inflorescence 1-flowered; flowers unisexual. Calyx 3–5 mm long; lobes narrow-ovate. Corolla 4–8 mm long, white; tube 3–4.8 mm long, longer than lobes; lobes ovate to elliptic, obtuse; outer surface glabrous; inner surface sparsely hairy throughout tube and basal half of lobes, hairs thick and crinkly. Stamens inserted in mouth.
Capsule 5–9 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest often on sandstone, scattered.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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