Amperea xiphoclada var. xiphoclada (Spreng.) Druce APNI*
Synonyms: Amperea spartioides Brongn. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 60 cm high, with rigid, angular branches, sometimes ± leafless; usually monoecious.
Leaves alternate, lower leaves cuneate to oblong, 5–10 mm long, often toothed; upper leaves linear, scale-like, usually < 10 mm long, margins entire; stipules fringed, reddish brown.
Flowers few in sessile clusters surrounded by ovate, fringed bracts. Perianth 2–3 mm long.
Capsule ovoid, c. 4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in heath, woodland and forest on low-fertility sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
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