Schldl., Linnaea 20:640 (1847).
Synonymy: Stenanthemum leucophractum (Schldl.)Reisseck, Linnaea 29:295 (1858); Trymalium leucophractum F. Muell. ex Reisseck, Linnaea 29:295 (1858), nora. nud.; Spyridium leucophractum (Schldl.)F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 3:77 (1862).
Common name: Rusty poison, white cryptandra.
Low spreading shrub, flowering when under 10cm high; branchlets rusty with a stellate tomentum; leaves obovate to obcordate, shortly petiolate, 4-6 mm long, pubescent and concave above, with a recurved apex, silky, white or rusty; flowers sessile, with lanceolate bracteoles at the base, few to numerous in dense heads 5-10 mm diam., surrounded by broad ciliate brown bracts and 2 or more floral leaves, which are almost orbicular and white-velvety above.
Flower tubular, 4-6 mm long, silky; floral tube 5 times as long as the sepals which are c. 1 mm long; disk inconspicuous.
Capsule obovoid, c. 2.5 mm long, the free part of the floral tube falling early; fruitlets coriaceous, opening by the suture.
Image source: fig 427e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Oct.
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