J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 25: 47 (2012) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Glabrous herb; stems erect to spreading, to 23 cm long. Leaves sessile to petiolate, spathulate, obovate, linear to ovate, (2–)3–11(–14) mm long, (0.5–)0.7–2(–2.5) mm wide, usually acute. Fruiting pedicle to 7.5 mm long, collared or ribbed below fruit. Petals (3–)5, 0.4–1(–1.2) mm long, shortly bifid or reduced to a single arm; stamens (2–)3–5. Capsule narrow ovoid, (2.5–)3.5–5.5(–6) mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, equal to, or exceeding sepals; valves spreading, rarely straight, apex straight. Seeds 9–25, reniform to suborbicular, 0.5–0.7(–0.8) mm long. Flowers Sept.–Nov.
Gold, LoM, MuF, VRiv. SA, Qld, NSW,. Apparently uncommon in Victoria, collected from northern Victoria and Whipstick Forest near Bendigo. Usually on sandy soils.
The name is derived from the collar-like structure that is present on the top of the pedicel, just under the mature fruit. This character is apparently not found in any other Stellaria occuring in Australia. (Miller & West 2012).
Miller, C.H. & West, J.G. (2012). A revision of the genus Stellaria (Caryophyllaceae) in Australia, Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 25: 27-54.
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