F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 8:56 (1873).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennial herb or subshrub to 30 cm high, with a robust branched rootstock; stems erect to ascending, terete, grey-pubescent with T-shaped hairs; leaves mostly cauline, ovate to narrow-elliptic or oblanceolate, attenuate and petiole-like or broad and sessile at the base, acute to obtuse, 3-7 cm long, 4-10 mm wide, dentate, greyish appressed-pubescent.
Capsule narrowly ovoid, c. 10 cm long and c. 4 mm wide, grey-pubescent with a small glabrous beak; valves shortly 2-fid; seeds flat, elliptic, c. 2.5 mm long, aculeate, dark-brown, with a thickened yellowish rim; wing absent.
||Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 632c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
In hummock grassland on red sandy soils.
S.Aust.: NW. W.Aust.; N.T.
Flowering time: most of the year.
SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
A distinctive species, recognisable by the silvery-grey appearance due to appressed T-shaped hairs.
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