Reisseck, Linnaea 29:286 (1858).
Synonymy: Cryptandra vexillifera
Common name: Narrow-leaved spyridium.
Low shrub; branchlets with a close stellate tomentum; leaves rigid, spreading or spreading-erect, linear or linear-lanceolate, 5-14 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, faintly 1-furrowed or convex and glabrous above, white-tomentose below, margins involute, often hiding the undersurface, apex mucronulate; stipules 2-4 mm long, broad, conspicuous on the young shoots.
Flowers in sessile or shortly stalked heads, 5-7 mm diam., the 2-5 floral leaves shorter and broader than the stem leaves, white-tomentose above; capsule ovoid or subglobular, 2-3 mm long, crustaceous, with a few woolly hairs.
Fruitlets membranous, with a faint ventral suture; seed shining, brown or mottled.
||Spyridium phylicoides twig, leaf and floral leaf.
Image source: fig 430b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: NU, EP, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.
Flowering time: Sept. — Feb.
SA Distribution Map based
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In coastal situations the leaves are often sub-erect, greyish-green, with closely revolute margins.
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