Mitrasacme polymorpha

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Mitrasacme polymorpha
Bairne Track Mitrasacme flower.jpg
Mitrasacme polymorpha at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Loganiaceae
Genus: Mitrasacme
Species: M. polymorpha
Binomial name
Mitrasacme polymorpha
R.Br.
Synonyms

  • Mitrasacme canescens R.Br.
  • Mitrasacme cinerascens R.Br.
  • Mitrasacme hirsuta C.Presl
  • Mitrasacme sieberi DC.
  • Mitrasacme squarrosa R.Br.

Mitrasacme polymorpha is a common perennial herb found in eastern and southern Australia. Often found near the coast on sandy soils in heathland, though also found at higher altitudes.[1]

It grows to 15 cm tall, leaves 4 to 15 mm long, 1 to 6 mm wide. Four petaled white flowers form in spring to summer, on umbels at the end of the hairy branches. The fruiting capsule is 2 to 3 mm in diameter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 188
  2. ^ "Mitrasacme polymorpha". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online. Retrieved 22 September 2010.