Spyridium cinereum N.A.Wakef.

Tiny Spyridium

Victorian Naturalist 73: 165 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Greyish, procumbent shrub to 20 cm high; branchlets densely pubescent with fine stellate hairs and a few longer simple hairs. Leaves shortly petiolate, obcordate (sometimes with a broad tooth within the notch), 3–10 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, upper surface with scattered to dense, fine stellate hairs, lower surface densely stellate-pubescent, with longer appressed simple hairs over veins; floral leaves similar, but more densely pubescent (and whiter) above; stipules pale brown, c. 1 mm long, ciliate along keel, free. Flowers in terminal heads, each head subtended by a floral leaf and several ciliate, brown bracts, the heads aggregated into approximate flattish umbels c. 1 cm diam.; perianth c. 2 mm long, whitish, externally villous; sepals c. 1 mm long; free part of the hypanthium c. 0.2 mm long; style c. 0.3 mm long, shortly 3-lobed. Fruit c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Jan

EGL, GGr, Wim. Also NSW. Disjunctly distributed, and very localized (but locally rather common) in wet heath or low scrub in the north-east Grampians and near the coast just west of Mallacoota.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Spyridium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rhamnaceae
genus Spyridium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Spyridium cinereum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Spyridium cinereum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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New South Wales