Orch., Bull. Auckland Inst. Mus. 10:160 (1975).
Synonymy: Loudonia behrii Schldl., Linnaea 20:648 (1847).
Common name: None
Perennial herb 30-50 cm tall; stems numerous, 1-2 mm diam.; leaves terete to linear or narrow-lanceolate, 15-25 mm long rarely as little as 5 mm, 1-2 (rarely 3) mm wide, often deciduous.
Inflorescence a flat-topped cyme, consisting of 5 or 6 compound dichasia of 7-63 flowers; primary bracts green, narrow-lanceolate, 7-9 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, adnate to the lower part of the peduncle; bracteoles narrowly oblanceolate, 1-2 mm long; flowers 2-merous, on pedicels 1-3 mm long, yellow; sepals deltoid, 7-10 mm long, decurrent as wings on the ovary; petals hooded, 35-40 mm long rarely shorter, tips not reflexed in bud; stamens 4; anthers linear-oblong, 1.5-2.7 mm long; styles 0.5-0.7 mm long, stigmas yellow; ovary compressed, pear-shaped, 3-3.5 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide, 2-winged, with longitudinal saccate swellings opposite the sepals.
fruit yellow to reddish, on a pedicel 2-5 mm long, obovate, 8.5-10 mm long, 7.5-9.5 mm wide, 2-winged, with a saccate longitudinal swelling opposite the sepals, sepals enlarged, decurrent in wings.
Orchard (in press) Fl. Aust. 18.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. Vic.; N.S.W.; King Island.
Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Occasional collections from KI with 3-merous flowers and fruits are assumed to be hybrids between G. behrii and G. aureum.
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