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Symphionema paludosum R.Br.
Family Proteaceae
Symphionema paludosum R.Br. APNI*

Description: Herbaceous subshrub with few stems, mostly 30–50 cm, but rarely to 75 cm high.

Leaves 10–30 mm long, usually ternately divided into 3–9 segments; segments of divided leaves and entire leaves usually ± terete, 2–10 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, midvein obscure, glabrous.

Conflorescences spike-like, terminal or in the upper axils, 1–5 cm long. Perianth 4–5 mm long, pale yellow.

Nut oblong, c. 2 mm long.

Photo © ANBG

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swampy heath; discontinuous in coastal areas from Point Plomer (north of Port Macquarie) to the Victorian border, also on the escarpment ranges from Kanangra Tops to the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: I.R.H. Telford (1995)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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