Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual (rarely perennial), decumbent, glabrous herbs. Leaves alternate; stipules small, scarious; bracts small, scarious. Flowers in compound dichasia, 5-merous, bisexual; sepals free; petals entire, equalling or longer than sepals; stamens 5; ovary 1-celled with 1 basal ovule, style 1, trifid above. Fruit an indehiscent, more or less trigonous achene enclosed by the persistent calyx; seed globose-ovoid, 3-ribbed, finely striate.

About 10 species, cosmopolitan; 1 naturalised in Australia.

Source: Adams, L.G. (1996). Caryophyllaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
Higher taxa
genus Corrigiola
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