Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: S.W.L. Jacobs, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 2:187, fig. 1 (1980).
Synonymy: S. valerandi sensu J. Black, Fl.S. Aust. 678 (1952).
Common name: Brookweed.
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Taxonomic notes: S. eremaeus is easily distinguished by the large appendage on top of the anthers which is absent in S. valerandi L., a European species which has not been recorded from S. Aust. It is, however, not always easily distinguished from the complex species S. repens which consists of numerous local forms including various combinations of characters listed by Jacobs (1980) as characteristic of S. eremaeus. For instance, the anthers of shade forms with the elongate inflorescences typical of S. eremaeus from near Adelaide and identified as S. eremaeus by Jacobs, are not ellipsoid and neither have they appendages as long as the anthers. The species is here restricted to the eremaean plant as elongate racemes were also recorded in S. repens from other regions and seem to be a characteristic of shade forms.
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State Herbarium of South Australia