Wakef., Victorian Nat. 73:166 (1957).
Synonymy: S. spathulatum (F. Muell.)F. Muell. ex Benth. var. microphyllum Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:430 (1863).
Common name: Shining spyridium.
Shrub, c. 1 m high; leaves oblanceolate or obovate, c. 5-15 mm long, 2-7 mm wide, both surfaces with a dense shiny appressed indumentum, hairs shorter and tighter above, margins flat; stipules lanceolate, c. 2 mm long, entire, glabrous and shining.
Flowers in pedunculate clusters 2-3 mm diam. which are arranged in leafy cymes; bracts broad, papery, somewhat pubescent; floral leaves creamy-white with a loose tomentum, broader, shorter and less acute than the stem leaves; calyx sparsely villous.
||Spyridium nitidum twig, leaf and floral leaf.
Image source: fig 429f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: EP, SL, KI, SE.
Flowering time: July — Feb.
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