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Family: Haloragaceae
Haloragis uncatipila

Citation: Orch., Bull. Auckland Inst. Mus. 10:116 (1975).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Perennial subshrub 40-80 cm tall; rootstock a tap root; stems ascending, unribbed, with dense 2- or 3-celled hyaline hooked hairs 0.4-0.7 mm long; leaves alternate, sessile, broadly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 25-50 mm long, 6-15 mm wide, margin weakly revolute, with 10-20 teeth 1-3 mm long, scabrous.

Inflorescence composed of 3-5(rarely 1-) flowered dichasia; occasional lateral inflorescences in the axils of the upper leaves; bracts green, broadly lanceolate, 15-25 mm long, serrate, scabrous; bracteoles green or brown, linear-lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 mm long, entire, margins scabrous; flowers 4-merous, subsessile; sepals deltoid to subcordate, 1.2-1.4 mm long; petals yellow to green, 2.8-3.3 mm long; stamens 8; anthers oblong, 2.3-3 mm long; styles 4, stigmas reddish; ovary globular, 1.2-1.5 mm diam., unribbed, scabrous, 4-locular.

Fruits 1-3 per axil, on pedicels to 2 mm long, green, red or brown, slightly depressed-globose, 3.5-4.5 mm long, 4-5.5 mm wide, exocarp swollen and spongy, smooth to rugulose, scabrous, 4-locular.

Published illustration: Orchard (in press) Fl. Aust. 18.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: all the year round, with a peak March — Aug,

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Biology: Occasional plants intermediate between H. uncatipila and H. aspera are known, suggesting hybridisation.

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