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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Haeckeria punctulata

Citation: J.H. Willis, Mudleria 1:162 (1967).

Synonymy: Humea punctulata F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 3:137 (1863); Cassinia punctulata (F. Muell.) F. Muell. & Tate ex Tare, Hdbk Fl. Extratrop. S. Aust. 241 (1890).

Common name: None

Description:
Shrub to 2 m high; stems erect, rigid, sparsely to densely branched, glabrous, pale-brown; leaves spreading, linear to subulate, narrow at the base and decurrent to form small ribs on the branchlets, acute, 0.7-1.5, rarely to 2 cm long, c. 0.7 mm wide, glabrous to subglabrous, gland-dotted, bright-green, trigonous, keeled below.

Corymbs usually very dense and subglobular, 1-3 cm diam., rarely looser and shallowly convex, terminating sparsely leafy branchlets beyond the main mass of foliage; involucre clavate, 3-4 mm long, cream; bracts acute to subacute, entire, grading into the bracts of the condensed corymb branches which may appear to sheath several capitula as a general involucre; floret solitary; corolla yellowish.

Achenes cylindrical, c. 0.8 mm long, finely papillose.

Distribution:  On rocky hill slopes.

S.Aust.: FR, EA, EP, NL, MU.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct. — Nov.


SA Distribution Map based
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