F. Muell., Pap. & Proc. R. Soc. Van Diemen's Land 3:235 (1860).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Long eryngium, eryngo.
Perennial herb, to 60 cm high; stem erect, slender or stout, often branched at the summit; leaves chiefly radical, ovate to lanceolate, c. 20 cm long, c. 2 cm broad, more or less deeply divided into spiny divaricate segments or linear, flaccid and grass-like, 10-25 cm long, 2-4 mm broad, entire or with a few spiny spreading teeth or lobes near the apex, compressed-hollow, distantly articulate with transverse septa; leaves in the inflorescence much shorter, usually reflexed.
Peduncles 1-3 cm long, on the branches or terminating the stem, rarely basal; flowerheads cylindrical, to 2.5 cm long; involucral bracts c. 5, linear, pungent; a few inner apical bracteoles leafy and topping the flowerheads; torus with conical muricate scales; inflexed apex of petals fringed.
Fruit covered with blunt scales.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 541.
On clay, in floodplains and flats between sand dunes.
Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Oct. — Dec.
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