Capillipedium spicigerum facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCapillipedium spicigerum
The inflorescence of the plant, or the collections of flowers, are a purplish open panicle, 10–20 cm (3.9–7.9 in) long with short racemes on slender branches. The flowers emit a scent when crushed. The racemes have 3 to 8 pairs of spikelets, one stalked the other unstalked. Flowering is late spring to autumn.
Capillipedium spicigerum was described by S.T. Blake in 1944.
Habitat and ecology
Capillipedium spicigerum is found on lower fertility soils of roadsides, native pastures and woodlands of Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory. C. spicigerum is very drought tolerant and readily grazed.
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