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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Cruciferae
Phlegmatospermum

Citation: O. Schulz, Bot. Jb. 66:93 (1933).

Derivation: Greek phlegma, inflammation; sperma, seed; referring to the mucous seeds.

Synonymy: Eunornia DC. subgen. Pseudonomia F. Muell., Linnaea 25:369 (1853). Endemic to Australia, with 4 species. (E. A. Shaw (1974) Contr. Gray Herb. 205:150-154).

Common name: None

Description:
Annual herbs.

Sepals spreading, not saccate; petals clawed; stamens 6; nectariferous glands various.

Fruit silicula, dehiscent, compressed; septum narrow; seeds 3-10 per locule, mucous; radicle incumbent or accumbent.

Biology: No text

Key to Species:
1. Hairs 2-fid with branches closely appressed; petals 3 or more mm long
 
2. Plant usually erect; seeds 1.5-2.5 mm long
P. cochlearinum 1.
2. Plant usually prostrate or spreading; seeds less than 1.5 mm long
P. eremaeum 2.
1. Hairs 2-4-fid with branches ascending; petals up to 3 mm long
P. richardsii 3.

Author: Not yet available


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