Common name: Heath Spyridium
Spyridium eriocephalum Fenzl APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–1.5 m high.
Leaves apparently terete, linear with strongly revolute margins, 3–10 mm long, < 1 mm wide, spreading, rigid, lower surface not visible or rarely the leaves wider and some of the lower surface visible.
Heads 5–7 mm across, surrounded by conspicuous brown bracts and usually subtended by 1 or 2 ± glabrous floral leaves similar to the stem leaves. Flowers 2–3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: In mallee communities, usually in deep sandy soils, sometimes on more gravelly soils on ridges; not common.
NSW subdivisions: ?CWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
A specimen from the Goulburn R. valley (CWS) is closest to this taxon.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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