Botanical name

Penaea cneorum subsp. ruscifolia

Family

Penaeaceae
Penaea cneorum subsp. ruscifolia

Description

Shrub up to 4m with smooth, hairless branches. Leaves narrowly-elliptic to heart-shaped; small yellowish flowers in short spikes subtended by broadly diamond-shaped bracts; style 4-winged and the anthers thick and fleshy with small pollen sacs near base.

Like Penaea mucronata but young stems glabrous, leaves elliptic to cordate.

Habitat

Damp sandstone slopes and streambanks

Flower Date

September to January