Chinn., J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 2:144 (1980).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Erect annual or perennial herb to 25 cm high; rootstock woody; branches slender, densely white-woolly; leaves linear, acuminate, white-villous, 2.5-5 mm long, appressed or eventually spreading.
Flowers solitary, densely woolly.
Fruiting perianth depressed, appressed to the branch; processes 3-5; 3 major narrow-oblong, 2-3 mm long, forming an inverted Y configuration; 2 minor ones irregularly shaped and fused with the major ones to form a plate-like expansion.
||Malacocera gracilis twig and 2 fruiting perianths
Image source: fig. 161c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
R.J. Chinnock (1980) J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 2:145.
growing on saline clay soils or gypseous mounds.
S.Aust.: GT, EA, EP.
Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: May, Aug. (few records).
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