Fatoua villosa (Murray) Nakai
Nakai, T. (1927) Botanical Magazine (Tokyo) 41: 516.
Hairy crabweed; Crabweed, Hairy
Herb or subshrub up to 1 m tall, leafy stems clothed in hairs. Leafy stems 0.5-2 mm thick, minutely puberulous and with longer hairs.
Endocarp body ca. 0.8 x 0.6 mm.
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Occurs in WA, NT and in CYP on islands of the Torres Strait. Cultivated and escaped plants are recorded from near Brisbane. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 45 m. Grows in forest margins and in vine thickets, often on calcareous soils. Also from Japan, Thailand, Indochina, Melanesia and the Pacific Islands.
This species is very variable with regard to habit, indumentum (hairs), and leaves.