R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 361 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Yellow riceflower.
Erect dioecious shrub to 2 m, sometimes stunted in exposed conditions; stems covered with short fine white appressed hairs, glabrescent with age; leaves decussate and often hiding the stem, varying from thin to thick and coriaceous, narrow-elliptic to elliptic or narrow-obovate to obovate or orbicular, 2-10 mm long, 1-10 mm wide, acute to obtuse, glabrous; heads terminal.
Peduncles 1-10 mm long, covered with short fine white appressed hairs; involucral bracts 2 or 4, elliptic to orbicular, 3-11.5 mm long, 2-11 mm wide, acute to obtuse, glabrous, usually persistent after flowering; pedicels covered with long coarse hairs; male flowers 9-42 in each head, 4.5-8.5 mm long; female flowers 9-42 in each head, 3.5-6.25 mm long, continued shortly above the ovary; perianth yellow or white, sparsely hairy inside, covered outside with long fine white hairs except for the base.
Seed ovoid, hooked at the apex, glabrous, black, furrowed.
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 2 subspecies.
Key to Infraspecific taxa:
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