Parakeelya (Calandrinia) > Broad-Leaf Parakeelya (Calandrinia balonensis) ◦
The Broad-Leaf Parakeelya (Calandrinia balonensis) is native to Australia and one of 11 species within the Northern Territory and Central Australia region.
With the eye-catching luminous pink-purple flowers, they are a sight to be seen, especially after significant rain and in spring.
One of the more commonly seen variety in the region the Broad-leaf Parakeelya can be identified by the 5 notched purple petals, the many stamens and 3 stigma branches with a short style.
Broad-leaf parakeelya is a succulent annual herb with erect flowering stems that rise out from clump of leaves. The leaves are flat and fleshy with a vein on the surface. The leaves occur on the flower stem as well as at the base of the plant.
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes
- Clade: Angiosperms
- Clade: Eudicots
- Order: Caryophyllales
- Family: Montiaceae
- Genus: Calandrinia
- Species: C. balonensis
- Binomial name: Calandrinia balonensis