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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Aneilema siliculosum R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 270. Type: ?.
An erect to scandent fleshy herb up to 30 cm tall with fleshy tuberous roots.
Leaf blades variable in size, 25-120 x 8-25 mm, sessile, the base of the leaf blade ('petiole') clasping the stem. Upper surface of the leaf blade clothed in hairs so that it feels rough to the touch, lower surface glabrous.
Inflorescence a slender panicle 10-20 cm long with slender filiform branches. Flower bracts cup-shaped around inflorescence stem. 2-3 flowers per branch, pedicels filiform. Bracts very small. Outer perianth segments 2-3 mm long, inner 2 mm long. Petals thinly textured. Filaments glabrous, fertile stamens 3, staminodes 3. Ovary 2-loculed with 1 ovule in each.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Plants are prone to be heavily grazed (Clarkson 5789).
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)