Common name: Slender Stackhousia
Stackhousia viminea Sm. APNI*
Description: Perennial to 70 cm high, glabrous; stems erect or ascending, rarely branched above.
Leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, 0.4–4 cm long, 1.5–8 mm wide, those at the base reduced to scales.
Inflorescence cylindrical, spike-like; flowers 1–5 in several-bracted clusters, subsessile; bracts ovate, shallowly erose to entire. Hypanthium c. 0.6 mm long. Sepals 0.5–0.8 mm long, entire to undulate. Corolla greenish to yellow, sometimes reddish on the outside; tube 2–4 mm long; lobes 1.5–3 mm long, obtuse to acuminate.
Cocci 1–3, broad-ovoid to ellipsoid, 1.5–3 mm long; basal cavity very shallow.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forest and woodland, usually in shallow soil amongst rocks, occasionally in swampy locations; widespread on the coast and ranges, inland to Tamworth district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. N.T.
Text by A. K. Brooks
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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