Haloragis acanthocarpa

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Haloragis acanthocarpa


Perennial, sometimes woody at the base; Leaves decussate, ovate, elliptic to lanceolate, on either side with 5-12 teeth, those of the main stem 1½-4½ by ½-2 cm, (often bulbous-based-) hairy; Flowers scattered, erect, then nodding. Sepals c. 0.6-0.8 by 0.5 mm, glabrous, coriaceous in fruit. Petals c. 1¼- 1½ mm, red to brown-red, the midrib dorsally pubescent. Stamens 8; Panicle 10-20 by 5-10 cm, hairy. Fruit ellipsoid-globose, c. 1-2 by 0.8-1.2 mm, glabrous or appressedly hairy at apex, the 8 longitudinal ribs more or less alternating with 8 rows of 3-4 blunt spiny tubercles.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Carolines present, Micronesia present, Misool I present, Northern part of Australia present, Palau Is present
Northern part of Australia, Micronesia (Carolines: Palau Is.), and Malesia: New Guinea and Misool I..


BTH. 1864 – In: Fl. Austr.: 483
SPECHT 1958 – In: Rec. Arnhem Land Exp.: 273
SCHINDL. 1905 – In: Pfl. R.: 35
BAILEY 1900 – In: Queensl. Fl.: 555
MERR. & PERRY 1942 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 407
EWART & DAVIES 1917: Fl. N. Terr.: 214