J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 50:285 (1926).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Cow-vine, common cow-vine.
Glabrous to sparsely hairy annual with trailing stems; leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 3-10 x 1-2.5 cm, acute to obtuse, mucronate, base obtuse to almost truncate.
Inflorescence axillary; peduncle 1.5-5 mm long, bearing 1 flower; bracteoles more or less opposite, narrowly ovate-lanceolate to narrowly triangular, acute, 2-4.5 mm long; pedicel 2-4 mm long; outer sepals ovate, acuminate, acute, distinctly ciliate, face sparsely to moderately hairy, 9-14 x 4-5.5 mm; inner sepals of similar shape and size but narrower; corolla funnel-shaped, white, glabrous except for a tuff of hairs at the tip of the mid-petaline band, 10-12 mm long, limb 16-20 mm diam.; stamens inserted c. l mm above the base of the corolla; filaments unequal, 2-4 mm long; ovary 2-celled; style 2.5-3.5 mm long; stigma 2-globular.
Capsule globular, with a persistent style base,6-10 mm high, splitting longitudinally into 4 valves; seeds densely pubescent, c. 4 mm long.
Image source: fig. 529A in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 558.
On clay soils in tussock grasslands.
S.Aust.: LE, GT. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: mainly Nov. — June.
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