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Family: Chloanthaceae
Dicrastylis beveridgei

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 8:50 (1873).

Synonymy: Dicrastylis beveridgei

Common name: None

Description:
A compact tomentose shrub up to 1 m high, more or less 1-2 m diam.; stem branched; branches spreading, cylindrical, greyish-tomentose, golden-yellow at the shoot tips; leaves sessile, usually in whorls of 3, sometimes opposite or scattered, narrow-linear with recurved margins, obtuse, 1-2.5 rarely to 2.8 cm long, 1.5-3 rarely to 5 mm broad, faintly rugose, densely covered with greyish tomentum.

Inflorescence golden-yellow; cymes sessile or occasionally with a short peduncle, arranged into a spike-like panicle; bracts sessile, linear-lanceolate, 1-1.3 mm long, tomentose outside, glabrous inside; calyx golden-yellow, 5-lobed, rarely 4-lobed, tomentose outside, glabrous inside; lobes deltoid, obtuse, c. 1 mm long; tube shallow, 1-1.5 mm long; corolla white, tubular, 5-lobed towards the apex, rarely 4-lobed; lobes oblong, obtuse, crenate at the apex, glandular and stellate-tomentose outside, glabrous inside, 1-1.5 mm long, more or less broad; tube cylindrical, 2-2.5 mm long, glabrous outside, villous inside the throat; stamens 5, rarely 4, somewhat included or scarcely exserted, inserted in the corolla throat; filaments filiform, glabrous, 1-1.2 mm long; anthers orbicular in outline, with lobes free and divergent in the lower half; ovary subglobose, densely tomentose; style deeply 2-branched, included or scarcely exserted, 1.7-2.8 mm long (including the lobes), the lower undivided part densely tomentose; lobes glabrous, 0.5-1 mm long.

Fruit obvoid, shortly tomentose, c. 2.5 mm diam.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW, NU, GT, EP.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available


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