B. Briggs, Telopea 2:77 (1980).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Annual herbs with all leaves in a basal rosette, with a pronounced tap root; leaves sessile, linear, 20-80 x 1-2 mm, obtuse, usually entire, thick, with 1 often indistinct main vein, sparsely covered with short spreading hairs.
Spikes irregularly cylindrical with lower flowers subdistant, 4-35 mm long; peduncle 10-70 mm long, usually shorter than the leaves, terete, often arched up, densely covered with long antrorse hairs, with lower flowers at the level of or lower than the leaf apices; bracts ovate, about half the length of the sepals, herbaceous with a membranous margin; sepals oblong-ovate, c. 3 mm long, equal, glabrous, with a broad herbaceous ridge; corolla tube c. 2.5 mm long; lobes linear-triangular, c. 1 mm long; anthers broadly oblong; ovary 2-celled with 2 ovules in each.
Capsule ellipsoidal, 3-4 mm long, with a rounded top, dark-brown; seeds 4, elliptic, 2.5-3 mm long, granular.
Image source: fig. 615D in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Usually growing in claypans or in swales between sand dunes.
S.Aust.: LE. N.T.; N.S.W.
Flowering time: July — Aug.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
P. multiscapa is closely allied to P. drummondii but distinguished by its linear leaves.
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