Polymeria longifolia Lindl. APNI*
Description: Perennial with erect and ascending stems from deep branching rootstock, silky.
Leaves with lamina linear to linear-lanceolate or narrow-elliptic, 2–7 cm long, mostly 2–10 mm wide, apex acute to narrowly obtuse and finely mucronate, base abruptly rounded to auriculate or truncate, glabrous to silky; petiole usually < 4 mm long.
Inflorescence 1-flowered. Sepals ± equal, outer narrow-ovate to oblong-elliptic, 5–9 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide. Corolla funnel-shaped, 1–1.5 mm long, pink.
Capsule globose, 6–8 mm diam.; seeds pubescent.
Flowering: throughout year, mainly spring–autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassland and open grassy woodland on clay soils; north from Gunnedah district.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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