F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 3:150 (1863).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Clasping twinleaf
Spreading, erect or prostrate annual, all vegetative parts usually glaucous and purplish-tinged; leaflets short, obtuse, continuous with the broad petioles so that the leaf appears cuneate, broadly .2-lobed; leaves of upper pairs connate at the base and encircling the stem.
Flowers small; pedicels slender; sepals 4, usually purplish outside; petals 3, obovate to oblanceolate, c. 2.5 mm long, scarcely exceeding the sepals, yellow; stamens 6; filaments not winged; disk glands 3, almost orbicular; ovary 3-celled.
Fruit indehiscent, vertically 3-winged; wings faintly reticulate, usually purplish-tinged; by abortion only 1 fusiform-trigonous seed developing in each fruit.
Cunningham el al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 441, fig. 53h.
Mainly on red sand dunes.
N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: May — Nov.
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