Common name: Oval-podded Cress
Phlegmatospermum cochlearinum (F.Muell.) O.E.Schulz APNI*
Description: Herb 15–35 cm high, with bifid appressed hairs.
Basal leaves in a rosette, elliptic to narrow-obovate, to 9 cm long, entire to toothed; stem leaves reducing.
Raceme branched. Sepals 2–4 mm long. Petals 3–7 mm long, white or yellow. Silicula ± elliptic, 5–10 mm long, slightly winged and notched; valves with bifid hairs lying parallel with long axis of fruit; pedicel 5–15 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread through southern eremean regions of Aust.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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