Bursaria spinosa subsp. lasiophylla (E.M.Benn.) L.Cayzer, Crisp & I.Telford APNI*
Synonyms: Bursaria lasiophylla var. atriplicina E.M.Benn. APNI*
Bursaria lasiophylla var. parvifolia E.M.Benn. APNI*
Bursaria lasiophylla var. albicoma E.M.Benn. APNI*
Bursaria lasiophylla var. lasiophylla E.M.Benn. APNI*
Bursaria longisepala var. pilosa E.M.Benn. APNI*
Bursaria spinosa var. luxurians Ewart, B.Rees & B.Wood APNI*
Bursaria lasiophylla E.M.Benn. APNI*
Description: Multi-stemmed shrub, rarely up to 5 m high; new shoots covered with dense, appressed hairs.
Adult leaves 4–35 mm long, 7–12 mm wide; abaxial (lower) leaf surface densely covered with dense hairs.
Inflorescences, bracts and sepal margins densely covered with dense hairs. Flowers with sepals c. 1.5 mm long; petals only to 4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in Central and South Coasts, and the Tablelands (incl. ACT) of NSW; Vic. and SA.
Commonly occurs in eucalypt woodlands, on heavier clays soils than subsp. spinosa, and at higher altitudes in Tablelands and lower mountain ranges than the nominant subspecies. Often an aggressive coloniser of open or disturbed sites.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Adult leaves smaller and wider than those of subsp. spinosa. Petals smaller than those of subsp. spinosa. Probably a clinal form of the nominant subspecies (Crayzer et al. 1999).
Text by B.J. Conn
Taxon concept: L.W Cayzer, M.D. Crisp & I.R.H. Telford (1999)
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