Spyridium vexilliferum var. latifolium Benth.

Fl. Austral. 1: 434 (1863) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Decumbent shrub to c. 80 cm m high; branchlets densely pubescent with (usually rusty) stellate hairs. Stem leaves shortly petiolate, elliptic, 5–12 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, obtuse, upper surface glabrous, lower surface often obscured, whitish stellate-pubescent, midrib covered with appressed rusty silky hairs, margins revolute; floral leaves almost or quite orbicular, 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. Flowers mainly Sep.–Jan.

Brid, Glep, VVP. Known from near-coastal heath and heathy woodland from Portland area westward.

Some broad-leaved plants attributed to this variety may be the result of hybridisation between S. parvifolium and S. vexilliferum var. vexilliferum.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-09
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-04
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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 var. latifolium in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Spyridium vexilliferum var. latifolium in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native

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South Australia