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Family: Haloragaceae
Haloragis glauca

Citation: Lindley in T.L. Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 91 (1848).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Grey raspweed, grey raspwort.

Perennial herb 30-50 cm tall; rootstock a deep stolon; stems smooth or weakly 4-ribbed, glaucous, glabrous or with very sparse curved 1-2-celled hairs 0.1-0.2 mm long; leaves alternate or subopposite, narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, 20-50 mm long, 2-8 (rarely 11) mm wide, subsessile, blunt, entire or finely serrulate with up to 12 teeth, glaucous, glabrous or sparsely scabrous mainly on the margins.

Inflorescence composed of 1-3-flowered dichasia; occasional lateral inflorescences in the axils of the upper leaves; bracts green-glaucous, linear to lanceolate, 5-8 mm long, entire; bracteoles brown, linear, 0.5-0.7 mm long, entire; flowers 4-merous, on pedicels 0.5-0.6 mm long; sepals linear-lanceolate, 1-1.2 mm long; petals green to yellow, 1.8-3 mm long; stamens 8; anthers linear-oblong, 1.8-2.5 mm long; styles 4, 0.2-0.4 mm long; ovary globular to hemispherical, 0.4-0.8 mm diam., warty to rugose, glabrous or scabrous; 4-locular.

fruits 1-3 per axil, 4-locular.

Published illustration: Orchard in Jessop (1981) Flora of central Australia, p. 264.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Key to Infraspecific taxa:
1. Fruit globular to pear-shaped with the broadest end proximally, weakly 8-ribbed in the upper part, warty in the lower part
forma glauca 6a.
1. Fruit globular or ovoid, covered with long spreading multilobed and/or simple woody spines to 1.5 mm long
forma sclopetifera 6b.

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