Calandrinia corrigioloides

Common name: 

Strap Purslane

Family: 

Montiaceae
(alternate family: Portulacaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wilsons Promontory (ABFGT) also WA, SA

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Near the mouth of Darby River on sand dunes and sandstone outcrops1

Flower description:

White or pale pink2

Habit:

Prostrate, annual, succulent herb2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Sepals are persistent and less than 4 mm long, petals are less than 7 mm long. The fruit capsule is cylindric (not ovoid) and flowers are in clusters2

Images:
Image of Calandrinia corrigioloides
Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria