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Family: Rubiaceae
Synaptantha tillaeacea

Citation: Hook. f., Hook. lc. 12:pl. 1146 (1873).

Synonymy: Hedyotis tillaeacea F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 4:39 (1863); H. elatinoides Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:405 (1867); Oldenlandia titlaeacea (F. Muell.)F. Muell., Syst. Cens. Aust. Pl. 1:74 (1882).

Common name: None

Delicate herb rarely persistent for more than one season, with weak angular often quadrangular branches up to 15 cm long, glabrous to densely covered with long hairs; leaves subpetiolate, linear-elliptic to rarely linear-oblanceolate, 3-15 mm long, obtuse or acute, with spreading hairs or glabrous but usually with few teeth along the recurved margin, somewhat fleshy; stipules with 3-5 often lacerated hyaline lobes.

inflorescence sessile, with the pedicels of the 1-5 flowers elongating after flowering; calyx lobes narrowly triangular, more or less hispid; corolla rotate, scarcely connate, white, with lobes more or less hairy particularly towards the apices.

Capsule splitting mainly loculicidally and releasing c. 10 dark-brown angular seeds.

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 622.

Distribution:    W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mainly July — Oct.

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