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Exocarpos humifusus R.Br.
A small plant endemic to alpine and subalpine Tasmania. It is quite common and forms extensive mats. It can be confused with Exocarpos nanus which is much less common, is smaller and has opposite leaf scales. In Exocarpos humifusus the leaf scales are alternate.

   
Exocarpos humifusus Exocarpos humifusus
Description: Plant Description:Flowers (2 mm)
Location:Ben Lomond,Tasmania Location:Ben Lomond,Tasmania
GPS coordinates:41˚32.405 S 147˚40.470E GPS coordinates:41˚32.405 S 147˚40.470E
Date of photo:1st January 2013 Date of photo:1st January 2013
Field No.:1778 Field No.:1778
   
Exocarpos humifusus Exocarpos humifusus
Description: Fruit Description: Flowers
Location:Stony Plain, Miena, Tasmania Location:Stony Plain, Miena, Tasmania
GPS coordinates:41˚52.090S 146˚35.927E GPS coordinates:41˚52.090S 146˚35.927E
Date of photo:2nd January 2016 Date of photo:2nd January 2016
Field No.:3730 Field No.:3730
   
Exocarpos humifusus Exocarpos humifusus
Description: Fruit Description: Fruit
Location:Ben Lomond,Tasmania Location:Stony Plain, Miena, Tasmania
GPS coordinates:41˚32.405 S 147˚40.470E GPS coordinates:41˚53.054 S 146˚36.711E
Date of photo:1st January 2013 Date of photo:4th January 2013
Field No.:1778 Field No.:1810A
   
Exocarpos humifusus Exocarpos humifusus
Description: Flowers and fruit Description: Plant
Location:Stony Plain, Miena, Tasmania Location:Stony Plain, Miena, Tasmania
GPS coordinates:41˚53.054 S 146˚36.711E GPS coordinates:41˚53.054 S 146˚36.711E
Date of photo:4th January 2013 Date of photo:4th January 2013
Field No.:1810A Field No.:1810A
   
     
   

References (accessed 10th January 2016):

http://www.utas.edu.au/dicotkey/dicotkey/OTHERS/sExocarpos_humifusus.htm

George, A.S. & Hewson, H.J. in George, A.S., (ed.) (1984) Santalaceae. Flora of Australia. 22:34-41

 

 

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Exocarpos humifusus