Spyridium vexilliferum (Hook.) Reissek

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Decumbent to erect shrub to 1.4 m high; branchlets densely pubescent with (usually rusty) stellate hairs. Stem leaves shortly petiolate, linear to narrow-elliptic, 8–25 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, obtuse to acute, often shortly mucronate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface often obscured, whitish stellate-pubescent, midrib covered with appressed rusty silky hairs, margins revolute; floral leaves shorter and relatively broader than stem leaves, densely white-tometose on upper surface; stipules brown, 1–3 mm long, glabrous, often viscid, free. Flowers in dense pedunculate heads c. 5 mm diam., each head subtended by usually 2 or 3 floral leaves; perianth c. 1.5 mm long, white, externally villous; sepals c. 0.5 mm long, c. equal to free part of hypanthium; style c. 0.4 mm long, entire or shortly 3-lobed. Fruit c. 2 mm long.

Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim.

There are 2 varieties, both in Victoria.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-09
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-09
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Spyridium vexilliferum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Spyridium vexilliferum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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South Australia
New South Wales