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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Boerhavia dominii Meikle & Hewson
Hewson, H.J. & Meikle, R.D. in George, A.S. (1984) Flora of Australia 4: 9, 318. Type: Kangaroo Hills Stn, Qld, 2 Apr. 1965, M. Lazarides 7122; holo: CANB.
Prostrate to trailing herb with stems up to 80 cm long; leafy stems glabrous or clothed in glandular hairs.
Inflorescence an axillary and terminal umbel, sometimes a glomerule; peduncle stout, 2-16 cm, mostly 4-5 cm long. Flowers pedicelllate or sessile, pedicels up to 10 mm long, slender. Perianth base glandular in furrows; upper part campanulate, 1-2 mm long, white, pink or mauve, corolla absent, calyx petaloid. Stamens 2-4, 1-2 mm long. Style not exceeding the stamens.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in the WA, NT, CYP, NEQ to NSW. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 580 m. Grows in swamp forest, monsoon forest, riparian forest, deciduous vine thicket, various types of woodland and in wooded grassland.
A weed of disturbed places.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)