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Electronic Flora of South Australia infraspecific Fact Sheet

Family: Lauraceae
Cassytha peninsularis var. flindersii

Citation: J. Weber, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 3:235 (1981).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Leaves angular-ovate, 1.5-4 x 0.4-1 mm, obtuse; bract triangular, c. 1.5 x c. 1 mm, obtuse, fleshy, peltate, green, later turning leathery and brown; bracteoles ovate, 0.8-1.3 x c. 0.9 mm, slightly pubescent, ciliate, green.

Flowers green at first, turning yellow, c. 2 x c. 1.5 mm; sepals triangular-ovate, sometimes pubescent with white hairs, green; petals triangular-ovate, c. 1.5 x c. 1.5 mm, slightly pubescent outside, densely pubescent inside mostly basally, first greenish, later yellowish on the margins; staminodes obcordate, c. 0.6 x c. 0.5 mm, without apical glands; glands ovoid, c. 0.4 x c. 0.3 mm, without glandular tips; ovary glabrous.

Fruit obovoid, 7-9 x 5-6 mm, glabrescent with a few scattered white hairs; glandular ring well developed especially on young fruits and on dried specimens drying black; stone c. 4 x c. 3.5 mm, black.

image of FSA1_Cassytha_pen_fli.jpg Cassytha peninsularis var. flindersii. A, flower; B, fruit; C, immature fruits; D, stamen; E, stamen with petal; F, inner stamen with glands; G, staminodes; H, ovary.
Image source: fig 193 in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  confined to mountains and usually at high altitudes.

Flowering time: April — Dec.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available

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