Desf., Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 6:17, t. 6 (1820).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Shrubs or trees to 5 m tall, with corky bark on the old branches; leaves slender, 30-70 x 1 m, pointed, terete, soft.
Male flowers with recurved pedicels 3-5 mm long, 4-5 mm across at anthesis, with the calyx distinctly lobed and the lobes acute, with numerous anthers in several whorls; female flowers with recurved pedicels 4-7 mm long, with the calyx distinctly lobed and the lobes being acute or obtuse, with usually 20-30 carpels each with a sessile stigma spreading to form a crown above the ring of ovaries.
Fruit spherical or almost so, 4-6 mm long; seeds c. 2 mm long, oblong-comma-shaped in side view, irregularly rugose, with a small aril at the tip.
Image source: fig. 103c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Widespread in sandy regions of arid central Australia.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EP. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld.
Flowering time: May — Sept.
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