Common name: Woolly-stemmed Triggerplant
Stylidium eglandulosum F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect slender, branching herb up to 30 cm high, base of stem and branches woolly with yellowish hairs, leaves on elongated stems crowded in dense tufts at base of branches below the flowering stems and also scattered along the stem.
Leaves usually narrow-linear, 2–3 cm long and c. 1 mm wide, greyish, margins often revolute, entire, lamina glabrous.
Scape 5–15 cm high, covered in white hairs more densely in the lower part, flowers in a raceme. Sepals 2.5–4 mm long, shorter than ovary. Corolla 4–5 mm long, whitish with purple spots; tube shorter than sepals. Column 4–5 mm long. Ovary ± oblong, c. 4 mm long.
Capsule oblong-linear, 6–8 mm long; seeds brown, ± warty.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on dry hills and in open woodland on sandy soils; in inland districts, north from Dubbo.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by L. C. Stanberg
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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