S.T. Blake, Contrib. Qld Herb. 7:30 (1969).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Inland pigface, inland noon-flower.
Stems to 35 cm long, 3-6 mm thick; leaves glaucous or tinged reddish or brown, about equilateral near the middle, the edges more or less smooth, the keel crenulate-scabrous towards the top or smooth, mostly 3.5-7 cm long, 4-9 mm wide.
Flowers c. 2 cm diam., sessile or subsessile; ovary suboblong in outline; perianth lobes 4 or 5, to 1.8 cm long; petaloid staminodes 45-60, light-purple, white towards the base, not streaked when dry; stamens 20-80; styles 6-10.
Fruit becoming purple, ellipsoid to obovoid-oblong, 15-20 mm long; seeds 1-1.3 mm long.
Distinctly inland in distribution in comparison with the other species. Difficulty has been experienced in separating this species from C. rossii.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Jan.
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