Flower and buds. Photo: Russell Best, Big Desert, Vic

Flowers. Photo: Richard Hartland, Vic

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Plant. Photo: Chris Lindorff, Anakie near Melbourne, Vic

Plant. Photo: Russell Best, Big Desert, Vic

Common Name

Small-leaf Parakeelya




Annual forb to about 10cm tall, sprawling, stems to 20cm long. Leaves succulent, basal and alternating along the lower parts of the flowering stems, 1-3.5cm long, 3-7mm wide, flattened cylindrical to flat, hairless. Flowers with 5 pink petals, borne singly at the tops of the flowering stems and on stalks arising from the flowering stems.

Differs from Calandrinia eremaea in that the petals are 2-3mm long and 1-1.6mm wide.

Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 298

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