F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:204 (1863).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Flannel weed, straggly lantern bush.
Small slender herbs or small shrubs 60-90 cm high, covered with a close stellate tomentum and usually with longer spreading hairs on the branches and petioles; leaves pubescent on both surfaces, crenate, cordate, ovate-lanceolate to orbicular, acuminate or acute, 1.3-9 cm long, on a slender petiole.
Peduncles longer than the petioles and sometimes exceeding the leaves; calyx 5-7 mm long, indented at the base, with lanceolate lobes slightly longer than the tube; corolla yellow, less than twice as long as the calyx.
Capsule as long as to twice as long as the calyx, 5-8 mm diam., truncate at the summit, composed of 10 or fewer fruitlets each with 2 short spreading-erect awns c. 2 mm long and 2 or 3 glabrous seeds.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Some material previously identified as this species has been transferred to A. theophrasti.
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