Orch., Taxon 19:823 (1970) var. angustifolium (Nees.)Orch., Bull. Auckland Inst. Mus. 10:157 (1975).
Synonymy: Loudonia aurea Lindley, Sketch Veg. Swan Riv. Col. xlii (1840); L. aurea Lindley ( angustifolia Nees in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1:159 (1844); L. roei sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 641 (1952), in part (Gill Range), auct. non (Endl.)Schldl. (1847).
Common name: Common (or yellow) pop-flower.
Extremely variable perennial herb 25-65 cm tall, stems 1-2 (rarely 3.5)mm diam.; juvenile leaves more or less terete, 6-7 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, crowded, channelled above; mature leaves flattened, linear to linear-lanceolate, 8-40 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, sessile, acute.
Inflorescence consisting of 2-6 compound dichasia of 7-31 flowers each; primary bracts green, oblanceolate to obovate, 8-12 mm long, often adnate to the peduncles of the dichasia; bracteoles similar but smaller, 1.5-6 mm long; flowers 4-merous, yellow; sepals deltoid, 0.6-0.9 mm long; petals hooded, 2-4 mm long, tip not reflexed in bud; stamens 8; anthers oblong, 0.8-3.2 mm long; styles 0.8-1 mm long, stigmas yellow; ovary pear-shaped, 1.7-4 mm long, 4-winged, the wings decurrent on the sepals and pedicel.
Fruit yellow or reddish, on a pedicel to 4 mm long, ovoid to obovoid or pear-shaped, 7.5-11.5 mm long, 4-winged, the wings 2-3.5 mm wide, pericarp usually not or only slightly inflated.
Orchard (in press) Fl. Aust. 18.
Flowering time: Aug. — Dec.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Those from the NW region are more robust than the southern populations and approach G. flavescens in habit.
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