F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. A ust. 9:136 (1875).
Synonymy: Trymalium leucopogon F. Muell. ex Reisseck, Linnaea 29:274 (1858); S. eriocephalum Fenzl var. adpressum J. Black, Trans. R.Soc. S. Aust. 42:47 (1918).
Common name: Silvery spyridium.
Small slender shrub; leaves narrow-linear, 3-6 mm long, 0.5-0.75 mm wide, more or less erect, sometimes crowded and appressed and hiding the branchlets, glabrous above, margins revolute, hiding the undersurface, mucro recurved.
flowers in heads 5-10 mm diam., appearing very white and almost woolly, surrounded by 2 or 3 white-tomentose floral leaves a little broader than the stem leaves.
||Spyridium leucopogon twig, leaf and floral leaf.
Image source: fig 429e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Flowering time: Sept. — Feb
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