Cunn. ex Fenzl in Endl., Enum. Pl. Hügel 23 (1837).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Silky cryptandra.
Small shrub with rigid hoary branches and short almost spiny spreading branchlets; leaves terete, 2-4 mm long, usually clustered and sometimes lacking on flowering branchlets, margins closely revolute.
Flowers sessile, 3-8 in dense spikes at the ends of branchlets; flower c. 6 mm long, silky with mostly simple hairs outside, subtended at the base by obtuse ciliate brown bracts which are unequal in length, imbricate in several rows and covering the whole floral tube, sepals lanceolate and equal in length to the floral tube.
Image source: 427f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: NW, GT, FR, EP, MU, SE. Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: June — Oct.
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