Stackhousia nuda Lindl. APNI*
Description: Broom-like perennial to 100 cm high, glabrous; stems erect or ascending, branched above.
Leaves reduced to scales.
Inflorescence a lax 1-sided spike; flowers in many-bracted clusters of 1–4, sessile or shortly pedicellate; bracts ovate, erose to toothed. Hypanthium c. 7 mm long. Sepals 0.7–0.9 mm long, margins whitish, erose to toothed. Corolla yellow to yellow-green; tube 2–3 mm long; lobes 1–2 mm long, narrow-acute to ± accuminate.
Cocci 1–3, obovoid-ellipsoid to ellipsoid, 1.8–3.4 mm long; basal cavity shallow.
Flowering: summer to early autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows low heath on swamp margins and on coastal flats, in moist sand, often in peaty sites, on sandstone; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by A. K. Brooks
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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