Darwinia briggsiae facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDarwinia briggsiae
|Darwinia briggsiae in the ANBG|
|Occurrence data from AVH|
Darwinia briggsiae is an erect shrub which grows to a height of 1.5 metres (5 ft). It has glabrous, linear leaves 11–18 millimetres (0.4–0.7 in) long, about 1 millimetre (0.04 in) wide with a dished upper surface. The flowers are arranged in groups of up to six, each with a stalk 0.5–1 millimetre (0.02–0.04 in) long in a leaf axil. The floral cup is about 5 millimetres (0.2 in) long and 1–2 millimetres (0.04–0.08 in) in diameter with five ribs. The sepals are triangular and about 0.5 millimetres (0.02 in) long, the petals 1–1.5 millimetres (0.04–0.06 in) long and all are slightly notched on the upper end. The style is 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in) and protrudes from the flower tube. Flowering occurs from September to March.
Taxonomy and naming
Darwinia briggsiae was first formally described in 1991 by Lyndley Craven and S.R.Jones and the description was published in Australian Systematic Botany. The specific epithet (briggsiae) is in recognition of Australian botanist Barbara G. Briggs.
Distribution and habitat
This darwinia grows in heath and she-oak thickets in the Budawang Range and at Macquarie Pass.
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