F. Muell., Trans. Phil. Soc. Vic. 1:23 (1854).
Synonymy: C. glomeratum R. Br. var. chrysanthum (F. Muell.)Benth., Fl. Aust. 6:218 (1873); C. glomeratum sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 274 (1948), partly.
Common name: Berry broombush, common sour-bush.
Many-stemmed virgate shrub to 1-3 m high; branches more or less erect, slender, rigid or flexible, angular or ridged; leaves narrow-deltoid, triquetrous, 0.5-1.5 mm long, the tips and eventually the whole leaf often caducous; peduncles forming racemes along final branches, yellowish, 1-4 mm long, bearing 2-5 flowers but only 1 fruit.
Flowers enclosed at the base by 3 brown or whitish ciliate or fimbriate bracts; perianth yellow (brownish when dry), 1-1.5 mm long; receptacle c. 0.8 mm long; anthers almost sessile c. 0.5 mm across; style c. 0.3 mm long.
Drupes ovoid or almost globular, 4-6 mm long, green, distant due to the large number of abortive flowers.
Image source: fig. 82b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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Many authors have united C. chrysanthum and C. glomeratum and a full examination of how, if at all, they can be separated is still needed. H. J. Hewson (1984), Fl. Aust. 22:44, treated it as a variety of C. glomeratum.
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