Common name: Wedding Bush
Ricinocarpos pinifolius Desf. APNI*
Synonyms: Ricinocarpos megalanthus Gand. APNI*
Ricinocarpos proximus Gand. APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–3 m high, branches glabrous.
Leaves linear, 1–4 cm long, mostly 1–3 mm wide, margins recurved to revolute, glabrous; petiole to c. 3 mm long.
Flowers in terminal clusters, usually 1 female with 3–6 males; peduncle 10–20 mm long. Sepals 3–4 mm long. Petals 10–15 mm long, usually white.
Capsule globose, c. 12 mm diam., densely spiny.
Flowering: winter and spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Found in sandy soils, mostly coastal districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. N.T.
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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