Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 3:38 (1980).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Shrub c. 0.5 m high; articles glossy, c. 5 mm long; margin entire to crenulate; lobes shortly acuminate.
Spikes terminal; bract-pairs similar to (but slightly shorter than) the vegetative articles; flowers free, steeply ascending, dorsiventrally compressed and slightly winged towards the apex; perianth thin (when dry), apex rounded to acuminate.
Pericarp ellipsoid, papery, with a membranous base; seed ovoid, c. 1 mm long; testa very thin, pale-brown, concentrically granular over the embryo, otherwise smooth; fruitlets eventually tearing away from the axis and exposing the seed.
Found in strongly saline or gypseous soils.
Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: Sept. — Dec.
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