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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Umbelliferae
Hydrocotyle capillaris

Citation: F. Muell. ex Klatt, Linnaea 29:707 (1859).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Glabrous annual, 2-10cm high; stem filiform, wiry, branched from the base, erect or ascending; leaf blades 2-8 mm broad, deeply 3-5-lobed; lobes entire or 3-dentate; petioles short; stipules scarious, ciliate or fringed.

Peduncles short; flowers in small heads, 3-6, almost sessile; fruiting pedicels c. 0.5 mm long.

Fruit c. 1 mm long, c. 2 mm broad; carpophore slender, undivided, persistent; dorsal and intermediate ribs keeled, the area between them distinctly minutely pitted; the area between the prominent intermediate ribs of the mericarps smooth and flat, divided longitudinally by the slightly raised lateral ribs.

Distribution:  On sand in open places, in mallee and on cliffs.

S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.   W.Aust.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Oct.


SA Distribution Map based
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