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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Spyridium eriocephalum

Citation: Fenzl in Endl., Enum. Pl. Hügel 24 (1837).

Synonymy: Cryptandra eriocephala (Fenzl)Hook. f., Fl. Tasm. 1:72 (1855).

Common name: Heath spyridium.

Description:
Low slender shrub, young branches whitish with a mostly simple tomentum; leaves spreading, rigid, linear, 3-10 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, margins closely revolute, rarely broader with the undersurface visible, glabrous but often rough with minute tubercles above, mucro rigid and more or less reflexed.

Flowers in compound heads 5-7 mm diam., rather flat-topped, shortly stalked or sessile amongst the last leaves; floral leaves 1 or 2, similar to the stem leaves; brown bracts conspicuous; sepals hairy or glabrous and viscid (the whole head and upper leaves often appearing quite viscid); capsule blackish-brown, ovoid, crustaceous, c. 2.5 mm long, becoming glabrous.

fruitlets membranous, with no distinct suture.

Conservation status: native

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

Biology: No text

Key to Infraspecific taxa:
1. Sepals hairy, not viscid
var. eriocephalum 3a.
1. Sepals glabrous, viscid
var. glabrisepalum 3b.

Author: Not yet available


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