F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 7:49 (1869).
Synonymy: E. leucophylla Benth., Fl. Aust. 5:18 (1870); E. turtonii F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 10:87 (1876).
Common name: Grey poverty-bush.
Much-branched shrub 1-2 m tall; branches sparsely tuberculate, clothed in a grey tomentum of branched hairs; leaves oblanceolate 15-38 x 4-10 mm, obtuse or broadly acute, margins entire and sometimes thickened, stellate-tomentose or rarely sparsely stellate-pubescent.
Flowers 1 per axil; pedicel 5-8 mm long, stellate-tomentose; sepals valvate, green but grey or yellow due to the indumentum, oblanceolate, 15-40 x 5-9 mm, broadly acute to obtuse, stellate-pubescent on both surfaces with longer branched hairs along the margins and towards the base or rarely the hairs restricted to the margins on the outside; corolla 20-25 mm long, pink, spotted, outside surface stellate-pubescent, inside of tube glandular-pubescent, lobes acute; stamens exserted, filaments with scattered glandular and eglandular simple hairs, anthers glabrous; ovary and style glabrous.
Fruit dry, ovoid, 6.5-9 x 5.5-8.5 glabrous.
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Image source: fig. 608I in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Flowering time: mainly Aug. — Dec.
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A very polymorphic species which just crosses the border in the extreme north-west of the State. The description is based entirely on S.Aust. material and represents only one form of the species.
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