Cheiranthera telfordii L.Cayzer & Crisp APNI*
Description: Erect woody glabrous shrub.
Adult leaves 18–30 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, clustering, sessile, mucronate, margins incurving and entire.
Inflorescences bracteose many flowered, paniculate to third-degree branching. Sepals 2.5–3 mm long, unequal, elliptic and oblong in the same flower, margins ciliate. Petals 8–10 mm long, 4–5 mm wide, slightly obovate, sinuate. Stamens with cohering anthers dehiscing through apical slits not pores; anthers 3–3.5 mm long, cohering at the shoulders before the triangular apices, acute, pale yellow; filaments up to 2.5 mm, basally flared, white, bloched blue at the apices. Pistil without visible nectary, not stipitate, glabrous.
Immature seeds are arillate.
Flowering: December and early January, fruiting from January.
Distribution and occurrence: NSW only, north western slopes and northern tablelands.
In grasslands and open eucalypt woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Cayzer, L.W., Crisp, M.D. and Donaldson, S. (2007) Cheiranthera (Pittosporaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 20 (4): 352-353
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