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Family: Rhamnaceae
Trymalium wayi

Citation: F. Muell. & Tate, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 5:80 (1882).

Synonymy: Cryptandra wayae, Pomaderris vacciniifolia, Trymalium wayae, Trymalium wayii

Common name: Grey trymalium.

1-2 m high, with slender hoary branches; leaves mostly obovate-cuneate, sometimes narrowly so, often emarginate and/or mucronate, 5-25 x 3-15 mm, glabrous or subglabrous above, stellate-tomentose mixed with longer simple hairs below, tapering often gradually into a petiole c. 2-3 mm long.

Inflorescences variable from plant to plant, sometimes all axillary and c. 5 mm long but often many terminal rarely branched and to 4 cm long; pedicels c. 0.5-2 mm long; flowers cream-coloured; sepals c. 1 mm long, pale-yellow inside; style divided almost to the base.

image of FSA2_Trymalium_way.jpg Trymalium wayi
Image source: fig 430 in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Recorded on rocky slopes, limestone and in sand.

S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: June — Oct.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Although Mueller and Tate spelt the name wayae, because it was named after Justice Samuel Way it should have been given a masculine form and Black (1952) is therefore followed in adopting the spelling wayi.

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