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Herbarium specimen. Copyright DERM
Dicliptera ciliata Decne.
Decaisne, J. (1834) Nouvelles Annales du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle 3: 384. Type: [from Timor].
Erect herbs 37-50 mm high. Branches 5-6-angled.
Inflorescence axillary with 4-5 bracteate clusters with subtending spines; bracts spathulate to ovate, 5-6 mm wide; bracteoles with glandular hairs; calyx similar in length; corolla deep pink or purple, upper lip with darker markings at base; stamens yellow, anthers globose; style 8-10 mm long.
Capsules about 4 mm diam., the outer surface clothed in hairs. Seeds flattened, ca. 2.5 x 2 mm with numerous hairy trichomes on the surface. Cotyledons ca. orbicular, ca. 2 mm diam. Seed 1.5-1.7 mm diameter, glochidiate.
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Distribution and Ecology
A native species, occurring in the extreme north of WA, NT and FNQ. Outside Australia it occurs in Timor to Java and the Philipines. Occurs in rocky areas especially along creeks in monsoonal vine thicket.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)