Syeda, Telopea 2:60 (1980).
Synonymy: Parakeelya reticulata
Common name: None
Annual herb with branched basal stems bearing a fascicle of leaves at each node, erect scapes to 30 cm long, arising from separate leaf fascicles; leaves in fascicles at each node, sessile, linear to linear-lanceolate, 3-6 x 0.2-0.5 cm.
Pedicels 6-20 mm long, spreading in fruit; bracts opposite, scarious; sepals broad-ovate, 3.5-5 mm long, persistent; petals 5, dark-pink to purple, obovate to elliptic, 6-10 mm long, 4-8.5 mm wide; stamens numerous; stigmas 3, free to the base.
Capsule ovoid, 3-valved, 4.5-8 mm long, exceeding the usually spreading sepals; seeds numerous, globular-obovoid, red-brown, shiny, reticulate, 0.4-0.5 mm diam.
Image source: fig. 125k in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Grows in arid areas in red sands and red shingle clays, often associated with Acacia shrublands.
S.Aust.: NW, GT. W.Aust.; N.T.
Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.
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