Flowers. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Fruit. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Flowering plants. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Skeleton Fan Flower




Shrub or perennial forb to 1m tall.  Leaves basal and opposite each other.  Basal leaves 2-6cm long, to 15mm wide, flat, toothed, hairy, soon withering or reduced to scales 0.2-0.6mm long.  Stem leaves 0.3-2.5cm long, entire, slightly hairy, most reduced to small oval or triangular scales 0.1-0.4cm long.  Flowers pale mauve to white, tubular, the tube split to the base, with 5 lobes, borne singly on stalks arising at the bases of the stem leaves.  Endangered Vic.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 636-637

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