PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Genus Spyridium Family Rhamnaceae

Description: Shrubs or subshrubs with the young branches and lower surface of the leaves white- or rusty-tomentose.

Leaves alternate, usually small; stipules papery, brown, usually persistent.

Flowers sessile in small heads or rarely solitary, surrounded by small persistent brown bracts, heads usually clustered, often in a corymbose cyme, the outer heads each with a subtending floral leaf similar to the stem leaves or smaller. Flowers small, densely white-tomentose. Hypanthium short, fused to or shortly free above the ovary, but not above the disc. Petals hooded, usually enclosing the anthers. Disc annular or divided into 5 glands.

Capsule enclosed in the hypanthium and crowned by the persistent sepals.


Herbarium
Sheet

Herbarium
Sheet

Distribution and occurrence: World: 30 species, endemic Australia. Australia: N.S.W., Vic., Tas., S.A., W.A.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Spyridium burragorang,    Spyridium buxifolium,    Spyridium scortechinii

 Key to the species 
1Leaves apparently terete, linear with strongly revolute margins, less than 1 mm wideSpyridium eriocephalum
Leaves flat, more or less circular to elliptic or obcordate with margins recurved, lamina more than 3 mm wide2
2Subshrub less than 50 cm high; leaves obcordate, less than 8 mm longSpyridium cinereum
Shrub more than 50 cm high; leaves circular to elliptic, mostly more than 8 mm long
                       Back to 1
Spyridium parvifolium

  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET