Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 3:24 (1980).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Much branched shrub to 1 m high; articles cylindrical, 4-5 mm long, 2-3 mm diam., papillose (when dry), becoming pithy with age, acutely lobed, with a denticulate, margin.
Flowering articles identical to and interspersed amongst vegetative ones; flowers vertical, dorsiventrally flattened distally, united in the lower two-thirds; perianth membranous.
Fruiting articles cylindrical, pithy; perianth membranous; pericarp hard and brittle, c. 2.5 mm long, adherent to the woody axis; seed ellipsoid, c. 2.5 mm long; fruit released on decay of surrounding bract tissue.
||Sclerostegia medullosa twig and portion of spike
Image source: fig. 171c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Wilson (1980) Nuytsia 3:83.
Found in heavy soil on flood plains.
Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: probably all months.
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