Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:427 (1863).
Synonymy: Cryptandra tridentata Steudel in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1:186 (1845); Stenanlhemum tridentatum (Steudel)Reisseck, Linnaea 29:295 (1858).
Common name: Trident spyridium.
Shrub; branches slender, wiry, slightly pubescent; leaves obovate, obcordate to triangular, 4-8 mm long, truncate or 3-toothed at the apex, narrowed at the base, usually densely grey-pubescent on both surfaces, margins flat.
Flowers very few in small lateral heads, sessile among a few floral leaves; brown bracts narrow and much smaller than in other species of the genus; floral tube c. 2 mm long, hoary-tomentose; disk annular, close above the ovary.
Capsule ovoid, c. 3 mm long; fruitlets almost crustaceous.
Flowering time: about Nov. — Dec.
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