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Dicrastylis exsuccosa
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Dicrastylis exsuccosa
Scientific classification
Genus:
Dicrastylis
Species:
exsuccosa
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Collections data (AVH): D. exsuccosa
Synonyms

Dicrastylis exsuccosa f.albolutea Munir
Dicrastylis exsuccosa f. lachnophylla Munir
Dicrastylis exsuccosa subsp. cinerea Munir
Dicrastylis exsuccosa subsp. elliptica Munir
Dicrastylis exsuccosa subsp. wilsonii Munir
Dicrastylis exsuccosa var. lanceolata Munir
Dicrastylis exsuccosa var. tomentosa Munir
Dicrastylis ochrotricha F.Muell.
Pityrodia exsuccosa F.Muell.

Dicrastylis exsuccosa is a species of plant within the genus, Dicrastylis, in the family Lamiaceae. It is endemic to inland Australia and found in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia.

Description

Dicrastylis exsuccosa is a shrub 0.3 to 1.5 m high which grows on sand-dunes and plains. It flowers from April to November. The opposite leaves are 1 to 10 cm long and about 1 to 2 cm wide, covered with dendritic hairs, and having smooth edges The stem cross-section is roughly circular. The flower has five stamens and a five-lobed calyx, with a corolla which is white or cream.

In Western Australia it is found in the IBRA regions of Little Sandy Desert, Gascoyne, Central Ranges, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Tanami, Great Victoria Desert or Murchison.

Taxonomy

It was first described by Mueller in 1858 as Pityrodia exsuccosa, and in 1917, was placed in the genus, Dicrastylis, by Druce.

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