Reisseck, Linnaea 29:287 (1858).
Synonymy: Trymalium subochreatum F. Muell., J. Trans. Roy. Vict. Inst. 122 (1855); Cryptandra subochreata (F. Muell.)F. Muell., Syst. Census Aust. Pl. 1:61 (1882).
, Pomaderris subochreata, Spyridium subochreatum, Trymalium behrii
Common name: Velvet spyridium.
Shrub, sometimes reaching more than 1 m in height, hoary with a close grey stellate tomentum; leaves linear to linear-oblong, 3-12 mm long, 1-6 mm wide, hoary above sometimes becoming glabrous, margins closely revolute (covering the densely hoary undersurface), sometimes almost flat (leaves then ovate-lanceolate); stipules brown, 3-7 mm long, sometimes less conspicuous and falling earlier.
Flowers in dense globular compound heads 8-12 mm diam., non-pedunculate in leafy panicles, or rather loose and sometimes larger, comprising clusters of often few-flowered partial shortly pedunculate cymes; floral bracts 3 or 4, similar to the stem leaves; brown bracts conspicuous; floral tube stellate-hairy; torus ovoid.
capsule obovoid, crustaceous, scarcely 2 mm long, with a close stellate tomentum; usually only 1 seed.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, SE.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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