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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Drymaria cordata (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Willdenow, C.L. von in Schultes, J.A. (1819) Systema Vegetabilium Edn. 16 5: 406. Type: ?.
Plants annual. Stems straggling, sometimes subscandent, usually rooting at lower nodes, 60-90 cm, mostly glabrous, minutely papillose toward inflorescence. Stipules membranous, narrowly triangular, splitting into few whitish setae.
Pedicel 3-5 mm, slender, glandular hairy. Sepals lanceolate-ovate, 2-3.7(-5) mm, margin membranous, 3-veined, glandular hairy, apex subacute. Petals white, obovate-cuneate, ca. 2.5 mm, deeply 2-cleft; segments narrow, apex ± acute. Stamens 2-3(-5), shorter than sepals. Styles 3, connate at base.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NY, NEQ, CQ and NSW as far south as Coffs Harbour. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 860 m. Grows in disturbed areas in rainforest, acacia forest, eucalypt forest and vineforest; also in gardens.
A weed of shady areas.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)