J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 51:379 (1927).
Synonymy: Parakeelya stagnensis
Common name: None
Prostrate to recumbent annual with stems to 10 cm long; leaves basal and on flowering stems, opposite, sessile, linear-oblong or clavate, stem leaves often terete, basal leaves 1-4.5 X 0.1-0.3 cm.
Pedicels 3-4 mm long, erect to spreading in fruit; bracts opposite, one scarious and the other leafy, larger and clavate; sepals depressed-ovate, 2-3 mm long, persistent; petals 5 or 6, pink, elliptic to ovate, 3-5 mm long, 1-2 mm wide; stamens 8-12; stigmas 4, free to the base.
Capsule ovoid, 4-valved, 2-3.5 mm long, exceeding the spreading sepals; seeds numerous, obovoid, red-brown, shiny, smooth to faintly colliculate, c. 0.4 mm long, c. 0.3 mm wide.
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Image source: fig. 132 in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Grows in arid areas in variable habitats from clay pans to sandy slopes, plains and watercourses.
S.Aust.: LE. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld.
Flowering time: Jan. — Sept.
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