Reisseck, Linnaea 29:285 (1858).
Synonymy: Cryptandra vexillifera Hook., J. Bot.(Hooker) 1:257 (1834); S. eriocephalum Fenzl var. vexilliferum (Hook.)F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 9:136 (1875).
, Spyridium vexilliferum
Common name: Winged spyridium.
Small shrub to 50 cm high; young shoots with a golden or rusty mostly stellate tomentum; leaves distant, spreading, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, oblong-cuneate and ovate-oblong or obovate-oblong, 8-15 mm long, 1-7 mm wide, shining, glabrous or slightly scabrous above with a deeply impressed midrib, white or rusty-tomentose below, margins recurved or revolute, apex rather obtuse, usually mucronate; stipules 1-2 mm long, narrow.
flowers in compact depressed heads 4-6 mm diam., shortly stalked; floral leaves 1-4 per head, white-tomentose, ovate or oblong, much longer than the heads and much broader than the stem leaves; floral tube tomentose with simple hairs.
Capsule ovoid, blackish-brown, crustaceous, c. 2.5 mm long, becoming glabrous fruitlets membranous, with no distinct suture.
Suessenguth (1953) Die natürlichen Planzenfamilien. edn 2, 20d:fig. 31c; Curtis (1975) Student's flora of Tasmania 1:p. 119; Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 222.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, SL, KI, SE.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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