Spyridium subochreatum (F.Muell.) Reissek

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Straggling or erect shrub to c. 60(–150) cm high; branchlets densely stellate-tomentose. Leaves all similar, shortly petiolate, oblong or narrowly ovate to narrowly obovate, 5–15 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, obtuse, margins recurved to revolute but undersurface usually partly exposed, upper surface, at least of young leaves, with dense to scattered fine stellate hairs, lower surface densely white-pubescent; stipules dark brown, 2–3 mm long, more or less glabrous, united for up to two-thirds their length. Flowers in dense clusters that are crowded toward branch-tips (rarely in sessile, terminal heads), each cluster surrounded by several broad, dark brown papery bracts; perianth 2–3 mm long, cream, externally white-pubescent; sepals c. 1 mm long; free part of hypanthium c. 0.1 mm long; style c. 0.5 mm long. Fruit c. 2.5 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

GGr, LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Almost ubiquitous on dune-mallee and mallee-heath associations in the north-west of the State, occasionally also in scrubs on sandstone rises.

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 (as Spyridium subochreatum var. subochreatum).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-05
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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 subochreatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Spyridium subochreatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Greater Grampians present native

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