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Common name: Creamy Candles, Creamy Stackhousia
Stackhousia monogyna Labill. APNI*
Synonyms: Stackhousia tryonii F.M.Bailey APNI*
Description: Perennial to 70 cm high, glabrous or pubescent; stems erect or ascending, simple or branched.
Leaves linear to lanceolate, rarely broad-elliptic, to 30 mm long, 2–4 mm wide.
Inflorescence a dense cylindrical or sparse to dense 1-sided terminal spike; flowers singly along rachis; rachis elongating in fruit; bracts 3, sometimes the lateral 2 reduced, acute to acuminate, erose to toothed. Hypanthium c. 1 mm long. Sepals 1–2.5 mm long, obtuse to acuminate, erose-toothed. Corolla white to deep yellow; tube 5–8 mm long; lobes 2.5–5 mm long, obtuse to acuminate.
Cocci usually 3, broad-obovoid to broad-ellipsoid, 1.5–3 mm long.
Flowering: late winter to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath, grassland, woodland and sclerophyll forest, rarely in swamps; widespread. All districts except NFWP & SFWP; Qld, Vic., Tas., S.A., W.A.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by A. K. Brooks
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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