R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 362 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Curved riceflower.
Erect shrub to 1.5 m; stems sometimes hoary when young, covered with appressed hairs; leaves narrow-elliptic to elliptic or narrow-obovate to obovate, 2-21.5 mm long, 0.75-6.5 mm wide, acute to obtuse, bearing appressed or loosely appressed hairs, with the upper surface glabrous or having fewer hairs than the lower.
Inflorescence terminal; peduncle up to 6 mm long or absent; involucral bracts 1-4 or absent, narrow-elliptic to elliptic or narrow-obovate, 3-11 mm long, 1-3.5 mm wide, acute to obtuse, similar in vestiture to the leaves; pedicels hairy, not grouped together on a dome-shaped receptacle; flowers in spikes or heads, bisexual or female, 4-22 in each inflorescence, greenish-yellow and often red on the lobes, sometimes appearing white due to the dense indumentum, 3-10.5 mm long; perianth glabrous inside, covered outside with short hairs of variable thickness and direction.
Seed narrow-ovoid, glabrous, black.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
There are 3 subspecies in Qld; N.S.W.; Vic. and S.Aust.
Key to Infraspecific taxa:
Not yet available