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Proliferous pink

Scientific Name
Petrorhagia dubia
Scientific Author
G.López & Romo
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae)
Reliability
High
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Seed Colour: Reddish brown

Seed Length: 1 - 2mm, 1 mm or less

Seed Sculpture: Pappilate, Reticulate

Seed Shape: Reniform (Kidney shaped), Wedge

Plants annual. Stems erect, simple or branched, (9.5-)25-40(-91) cm; internodes glabrous or mid-stem ones densely stipitate-glan-dular. Leaves: sheath (3-)4-9 mm, 2-3 times as long as wide; blade 3-veined, linear to oblanceolate, 10-60 mm, margins scabrous. Inflorescences capitate; inflorescence bracts and involucel bracetoles enclosing flowers, broadly ovate, brown-scarious, apex mucronate. Pedicels 0.1-3 mm. Flowers: sepals (8-)12-15 mm; petals pink or purplish, primary veins 3, (3-)5-6 veins darkly colored near base of blade, apex 2-fid, sometimes obcordate. Seeds helmet-shaped, 1-1.4 mm, covered with conical papillae

Source: See Webs Links Flora of North America
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
08/05/2012 10:24 AEST
Last Updated
18/01/2013 15:17 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Proliferous pink (Petrorhagia dubia ) Updated on 1/18/2013 3:17:32 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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