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Family: Haloragaceae
Haloragis brownii

Citation: Schindler, Bot. Jb. 34, Beibl. 7725 (1904).

Synonymy: Meionectes brownii Hook. f., Hook. Ic. 42t. 306 (1841); H. meionectes F. Muell., Key Syst. Vict. Plant. 12261 0888).

Common name: Aquatic or semi-aquatic herbs; stems soft, smooth, 10-60 cm long, glabrous, rooting at the nodes; leaves alternate, ovate, pinnatiparrite or bipinnatipartite, 20-55 mm long, 20-40 mm wide; lobes 1-2 mm wide; glabrous; inflorescence composed of 3-1 1-flowered dichasia; occasional lateral inflorescences in the axils of the upper leaves; bracts leaf-like, 3-fid to pinnatifid; bracteoles brown, linear, 0.4-0.6 mm long, entire.

Flowers 2-merous, on pedicels 0.4-0.5 mm long; sepals deltoid, 0.8-1 mm long; petals 1.7-2.9 mm long; stamens 4; anthers narrowly oblong, 1-2 (rarely 3)mm long; styles 2, stigmas shortly fimbriate; ovary ovoid, slightly compressed, 1.1-1.3 mm long, 0.8-1 mm wide, 2-locular.

Fruits 1-5 per axil, compressed-ovoid, 2.8-3.1 mm long, 2.2-2.7 mm wide; margins muricate, undulate, sometimes weakly winged; 2-locular.

Published illustration: Aston (1973) Aquatic plants of Australia, p. 78.

Distribution:    W.Aust.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct. — Feb.

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Biology: Not Applicable

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