Spyridium scortechinii (F.Muell.) K.R.Thiele APNI*
Synonyms: Cryptandra scortechinii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 50 cm high.
Leaves ovate to narrow-lanceolate, 6–15 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, margins flat or recurved, sometimes strongly so, upper surface glabrous, lower surface greyish tomentose; stipules linear, 2–3 mm long, brown.
Flowers in dense terminal heads 10–15 mm diam.; bracts brown, surrounding heads as well as individual flowers. Flowers 4–5 mm long, whitish tomentose.
Flowering: late winter to spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on the ranges, also in the upper Hunter Valley, rare on the coast; north from Bermagui.
Often in rocky sites in open forest on infertile soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Thiele and West (2004)
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