L., Sp. Pl. 114 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennials with leaves in basal rosettes on short tough much-branched stems with internodes not visible, with slender but tough tap roots; leaves sessile, linear to linear-oblanceolate, 2-10 x 0.2-0.5 cm, acute, entire, with 1-3 indistinct main veins, with more or less appressed silky hairs.
Spike cylindrical, 1-4 cm long, compact; peduncle 5-l 0 cm long, terete, appressed-woolly, with lower flowers often borne at or just above the leaf apices; bracts broadly ovate, membranous; sepals ovate to lanceolate, 2.5-3.5 mm, unequal, with dense antrorse hairs more or less appressed and marginal cilia; corolla tube 3.5-4 mm long; lobes ovate, c. 3.5 mm long; anthers oblong, c. 2 mm long; ovary 2-celled, with 1 ovule in each cell.
Capsule ellipsoid, 2.5-3 mm long; seeds 1 or 2, concave-ellipsoid, 2.5-3 mm long, granulate to reticulate.
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Image source: fig. 614A in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Pilger (1937) Pflanzenreich 4, 269:fig. 34, 1-7.
S.Aust.: EP, SL. Native to the Mediterranean region. Flowers: Feb. (1 record).
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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The varieties recognised by Pilger (1937) Pflanzenreich 4, 269:343 cannot be recognised in Australian material.
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