Sphaerolobium minus

Common name: 

Globe-pea

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPSTWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sclerophyll forests, woodlands and heathlands1

Flower description:

Yellow with reddish markings1

Habit:

Erect rush-like shrub to 0.5 m tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has leafless stems, and the calyx and bracteoles are lead-grey (not darkly marked with dots as in S. vimineum)1

Images:
Image of Sphaerolobium minus
Image of Sphaerolobium minus Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria