F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 5:108 (1866).
Synonymy: Pholidia delisseri F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 5:11 (1870).
Common name: None
White hoary shrub, 0.3-c. 1 m tall; branches distinctly ribbed, tuberculate, finely tomentose with branched hairs; leaves opposite, ovate to oblong, 3.5-9 x 2-5 mm, obtuse but with a small mucro, recurved to curled, margins entire, surface prominently tuberculate when dry, clothed in a dense persistent stellate tomentum, the hairs branched towards the base.
Flowers 1 per axil; sessile or pedicel less than 1 mm long; sepals imbricate, ovate-triangular, 4.5-7 x 1.3-2.7 mm, acute, outside surface completely clothed in a white branched tomentum, inside surface glandular-pubescent with larger eglandular branched hairs along the margins and around the apex; corolla 19-22 mm long, lilac, tube white inside, brown-spotted, outside surface densely stellate-pubescent, inside surface of tube arachnoid hairy, lobes glabrous, obtuse; stamens included, filaments bearded towards the base, glabrous above; anthers glabrous; ovary tomentose; style glabrous.
Fruit ovoid, 4-4.5 x 2.5-3 mm, villous, hairs branched.
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Image source: fig. 610E in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: NU. ?W.Aust.
Flowering time: mainly Aug. — Sept.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
In addition there are two closely related undescribed species in S.Aust. previously included under E. delisseri. E. "decussata" (NU, GT) is a small shrub to 0.5 m tall with branches lacking ribs and tubercles, leaves finely stellate-pubescent with the hairs sparser on the adaxial surface and a finely stellate-pubescent corolla. E. "dendritica" (W.Aust.; S.Aust.: NW, NU) is a small shrub to 0.5 m tall with branches lacking ribs and tubercles, branches, leaves and corolla dendritic pubescent.
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