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