J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 51:378 (1927).
Synonymy: Parakeelya sphaerophylla
Common name: Bead purslane.
Erect annual, 1-2 cm high; leaves basal and on flowering stems, alternate, sessile, obovoid, 0.3-0.5 X 0.2-0.3 cm.
Pedicels 3-5 mm long, reflexed in fruit; bracts alternate, scarious; sepals broad-ovate, c. 2 mm long, persistent; petals 5, white to pale-pink, narrow-obovate to oblanceolate, 1.5-2.5 mm long, 0.8-1 mm wide; stamens 6-8; stigmas 3, free to the base.
Capsule ovoid, 3-valved, 2-2.5 mm long, as long as the sepals or slightly longer; seeds c. 15, obovoid to reniform, dark-brown to red-brown, shiny, papillate-colliculate, c. 0.5 mm diam.
Known from type locality only "Port Lincoln district".
Flowering time: Oct.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
This species closely resembles C. eremaea and further study may indicate it to be part of that complex.
Not yet available