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Exocarpos nanus Hook.f.
Alpine Ballart
A small prostrate plant which grows in the Australian Alps and the Tasmanian alpine regions. It is hard to see among the rocks and other vegetation. The leaf scales are opposite. It can be confused with Exocarpos humifusus which is more common, a larger plant and has alternate leaf scales.

   
Exocarpos nanus Exocarpos nanus
Description: Flower (2mm diameter) Description: Flower
Location:Legge's Tor, Ben Lomond, Tasmania Location:Legge's Tor, Ben Lomond, Tasmania
GPS coordinates:41˚31.813 S 147˚39.479E GPS coordinates:41˚31.813 S 147˚39.479E
Date of photo:2 January 2013 Date of photo:2 January 2013
Field No.:1786 Field No.:1786
   
Exocarpos nanus Exocarpos nanus
Description: Fruit Description: Plant showing opposite leaf scales
Location:Legge's Tor, Ben Lomond, Tasmania Location:Legge's Tor, Ben Lomond, Tasmania
GPS coordinates:41˚31.813 S 147˚39.479E GPS coordinates:41˚31.813 S 147˚39.479E
Date of photo:2 January 2013 Date of photo:2 January 2013
Field No.:1786 Field No.:1786
   
Exocarpos nanus Exocarpos nanus
Description: Fruiting plant Description: Fruit
Location:Cameron's Lagoon,Tasmania Location:Cameron's Lagoon,Tasmania
GPS coordinates:41˚57.460 S 146˚40.717E GPS coordinates:41˚57.460 S 146˚40.717E
Date of photo:1 January 2016 Date of photo:1 January 2016
Field No.:3725 Field No.:3725
   
Exocarpos nanus Exocarpos nanus
Description: Fruiting plant Description: Sheltered plant, much greener than in full light.
Location:Cameron's Lagoon,Tasmania Location:Cameron's Lagoon,Tasmania
GPS coordinates:41˚57.413 S 146˚40.674E GPS coordinates:41˚57.413 S 146˚40.674E
Date of photo:4 January 2013 Date of photo:4 January 2013
Field No.:1807 Field No.:1807
   
Exocarpos nanus Exocarpos nanus
Description: Early fruit Description: Plant in habitat
Location:Cameron's Lagoon,Tasmania Location:Legge's Tor, Ben Lomond, Tasmania
GPS coordinates:41˚57.413 S 146˚40.674E GPS coordinates:41˚31.813 S 147˚39.479E
Date of photo:4 January 2013 Date of photo:2 January 2013
Field No.:1807 Field No.:1786
   
   
     
   

References (accessed 11 March 2018):

http://www.utas.edu.au/dicotkey/dicotkey/OTHERS/sExocarpos_nanus.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 nanus