Cryptandra speciosa subsp. speciosa

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Usually twiggy to divaricate shrubs to c. 1 m high; branchlets lacking spines. Leaves usually clustered; petioles 0.2–0.7 mm long; lamina more or less terete, 2.5–5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide (rarely more), grooved beneath, upper surface glabrous, smooth, midrib beneath with simple hairs; stipules triangular, 1.1–2 mm long, acute. Flowers in axillary clusters or very short racemes, up to 10 per cluster/raceme; bracts dark brown to black, broadly ovate to elliptic, 2–4.6 mm long, obtuse, ciliate on margins; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long; perianth tubular, 5–7 mm long, white; basal tubular part 2.5–3.5 mm long, with appressed simple hairs overlying stellate hairs, at least in the upper part; sepals 2.6–4 mm long, with hairs as in the upper part of the tube; petals 1.2–1.6 mm long; style minutely 3-lobed at summit, stellate-hairy in lower third. Fruit 3–4 mm long. Flowers Jun.–Oct.

EGU. Known only from rain-shadow woodland adjacent to the upper Snowy River near the New South Wales border.

This taxon was previously referred to C. tomentosa var. 2 in Victoria.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2014-08-29
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2014-08-29
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cryptandra speciosa subsp. speciosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cryptandra speciosa subsp. speciosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory