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Family: Chloanthaceae
Dicrastylis verticillata

Citation: J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 42:53, t. 7 (1918).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Low shrub 25-65 cm high; stem grey-tomentose, with branchlets 3 at a node; leaves 3 at a node, sometimes more, sessile, narrow-linear or linear-lanceolate, obtuse, with recurved margins, 0.7-2.2 cm long, 2-4 mm broad, rugose and pubescent above, grey-tomentose beneath.

Inflorescence terminal; cymes sessile, arranged in verticillate clusters of 3 cymes per axil; flowers 6-7 mm long, zygomorphic; bracts elliptic-ovate, 4-8 mm long, 2-5 mm broad, glandular and tomentose outside, glabrous inside; calyx 5-lobed, 4-5 mm long, tomentose and glandular outside, glabrous inside; lobes linear, free to the base, 3-4 mm long; tube shallow, hardly 1 mm long; corolla white, unequally 5-lobed, 5-6 mm long; lobes unequal, more or less orbicular, tomentose outside, glabrous inside, the anterior lobe much larger, 2-3 mm long, nearly as broad; tube 3-4.5 mm long, tomentose outside, villous inside; stamens 5, exserted; filaments filiform, glabrous; anthers more or less oblong; ovary ellipsoid-obovoid, 1-2 mm diam., tomentose; style exserted, tomentose, lobes glabrous with a few hairs towards the base.

Fruit 2-2.5 mm diam., tomentose.

image of FSA3_Dicrastylis_ver.jpg Flowering branch, flower and opened flower.
Image source: fig. 549C in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Munir (1978) Brunonia 1:447, fig. 1; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 571.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: GT, EP, MU.   N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.


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