Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:174 (1863).
Synonymy: Parakeelya volubilis
Common name: Twining purslane.
Spreading to erect annual with thickened tap root and twining flowering stems to 30 cm long; leaves mostly basal with very few on lower parts of flowering stems, alternate, sessile, lanceolate to oblanceolate, 2.5-5.5 X 0.5-1 cm.
Pedicels 2.5-7 mm long, erect and curved upwards in fruit; bracts opposite, scarious; sepals broad-ovate, 2.5-4.5 mm long, persistent; petals 5, pale- pink, broad-oblong to elliptic, 5-6 mm long, 2-3 mm wide; stamens 6-8; stigmas 3, free to the base.
Capsule narrow-ovoid, 3-valved, 5.5-7.5 mm long, about twice as long as the sepals; seeds numerous, reniform, dark-brown to black, shiny, papillate, 0.5-0.6 mm diam.
Image source: fig. 125l in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Appears to be restricted to Atriplex vesicaria shrublands.
S.Aust.: GT, FR, EA, EP, MU, SL. N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Oct.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
This species has previously been confused with C. eremaea and was only recently recorded in this State, where it is now known from 4 collections.
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