Borya sphaerocephala R.Br.
  • Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Borya sphaerocephala R.Br. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000761965. Accessed on: 02 Dec 2021'

General Information

The most widespread and variable species in the genus, still under revision. Drought-tolerant, the leaves orange when dormant.

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    Morphology

    Dwarf perennial, erect or reclining, to 20 cm high. Leaves stiff, 3.5-12 cm long, 0.75-1.25 mm wide; apex needle-like or acuminate, dark brown; margins smooth or minutely scabrous; leaf-base margins tapering gradually from sheath, straw to pale brown, with coarse tangled hairs. Scapes 5-19 cm long, half with joint near base and deciduous, the others persistent; head 8-15 mm long, 6-20 mm wide, with 12-24 flowers. Outer bracts of involucre 3-8, the longest 8-20 mm, smooth throughout or apex minutely scabrous, the wings entire; inner bracts 4-9, smooth and rounded or rarely keeled, dark brown, with mucronate apex. Floral bracts imbricate, rounded, dark brown. Perianth lobes linear. Anthers usually eglandular. Testa colliculate.

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    Habitat

    Locally common on granite outcrops or sparse on ferruginous sands.

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    Distribution

    Widespread in south-western W.A., from the Murchison R., E to Paynes Find in the north, S to Mt Chudalup (Point d'Entrecasteaux) and E almost to Ravensthorpe.

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    Genetics

    n = 14, G.J.Keighery, Feddes Repert. 95: 526 (1984).

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     Information From

    Boryaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of Australia
    https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa
    Australian Biological Resources Study
    • B Australian Biological Resource Study
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).