Flowers. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Plants. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, One Tree, NW of Hay, NSW

Common Name

Round-leaved Pigface, Noon-flower, Rounded Noon-flower





Annual or short lived perennial forb, prostrate, stems to 1m or more long.  Leaves succulent, opposite each other or in clusters.  Leaves more or less cylindrical, 2-5cm long, 4-10mm thick, hairless, with warty margins and blunt tips.  Flowers purple or pink, with many 'petals', solitary at the ends of short branches.  Fruit at first red and succulent, becoming dry and hardened.

Description and photo of flowers (as Disphyma clavellatum) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 292-293

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