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Slender Stackhousia ( Stackhousia viminea Glabrous, non-rhizomatous perennial to 70 cm high; stems erect or ascending, rarely branched above. Leaves narrowly obovate to obovate or narrowly elliptic, 1&ndash;3.5(&ndash;5) cm long, 1&ndash;7.5 mm wide, those at base sometimes reduced to scales. Inflorescence cylindric, spike-like; flowers 1&ndash;5 at nodes, shortly pedicellate, subtended by a cluster of several ovate bracts to c. 1 mm long. Hypanthium 0.4&ndash;0.7 mm long; sepals 0.5&ndash;0.8 mm long, entire to undulate; corolla pale green to deep yellow, rarely tinged red-brown outside, tube 2.2&ndash;3.5 mm long, lobes 1.5&ndash;3 mm long, obtuse to acuminate; gynoecium 3-partite. Mericarps 1&ndash;3, broadly ovoid to broadly ellipsoid, 1.5&ndash;3 mm long, rugose to coarsely rugose-reticulate, sometimes tuberculate; basal cavity very shallow. Flowers Aug.&ndash;Dec.<br />
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CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Except for the north and north-west, scattered through the state (rare in far south-west), occurring mostly on sandy or shallow, rocky soils from near sea-level to montane areas (e.g. near Bogong Village), in heathland, open-forest and woodland.<br />
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Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Stackhousiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.<br />
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-31 Slender Stackhousia,Stackhousia viminea Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Slender Stackhousia ( Stackhousia viminea

Glabrous, non-rhizomatous perennial to 70 cm high; stems erect or ascending, rarely branched above. Leaves narrowly obovate to obovate or narrowly elliptic, 1–3.5(–5) cm long, 1–7.5 mm wide, those at base sometimes reduced to scales. Inflorescence cylindric, spike-like; flowers 1–5 at nodes, shortly pedicellate, subtended by a cluster of several ovate bracts to c. 1 mm long. Hypanthium 0.4–0.7 mm long; sepals 0.5–0.8 mm long, entire to undulate; corolla pale green to deep yellow, rarely tinged red-brown outside, tube 2.2–3.5 mm long, lobes 1.5–3 mm long, obtuse to acuminate; gynoecium 3-partite. Mericarps 1–3, broadly ovoid to broadly ellipsoid, 1.5–3 mm long, rugose to coarsely rugose-reticulate, sometimes tuberculate; basal cavity very shallow. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Except for the north and north-west, scattered through the state (rare in far south-west), occurring mostly on sandy or shallow, rocky soils from near sea-level to montane areas (e.g. near Bogong Village), in heathland, open-forest and woodland.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Stackhousiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-31

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''Stackhousia viminea'' the ''Slender Stackhousia'' is a common small Australian plant. It grows to 70 cm tall. The habitat is heathland, pastures, eucalyptus woodland and forest, usually in moist areas. It features attractive yellowish/red flowers. The specific epithet ''viminea'' refers to the slender stems. The genus is named after the botanist and artist, John Stackhouse

First collected at Sydney by John White. And described a few years later by the prolific English botanist James.. more

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