Keraudrenia integrifolia Steud. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1 m high, rusty-tomentose.
Leaves mostly oblong and 1–3 cm long, rarely lanceolate and to 5 cm long, 6–11 mm wide, margins entire or almost so; upper surface glabrous to finely pubescent with veins scarcely visible, lower surface white-tomentose and sprinkled with rusty-stellate hairs; petiole 3–6 mm long.
Cymes loose, c. as long as the leaves. Calyx 6–10 mm long, bluish to purplish, pubescent, lobes acute.
Fruit 5–7 mm diam., white-tomentose, mostly deeply 3–5-lobed with lobes separating at maturity; lobes usually 1-seeded, not readily dehiscent.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Mainly grows in deep sand or rocky hillsides in semi-arid areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
These specimens differ from the typical form (found in W.A. and adjacent N.T.) in which the fruit is globose and softly hairy with long hairs and the carpels do not readily separate and the calyx lobes are obtuse.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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