Stylidium perizostera

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Stylidium perizostera

Priority Three — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Stylidiaceae
Genus: Stylidium
Subgenus: Andersonia
Section: Uniflora
Species: S. perizostera
Binomial name
Stylidium perizostera
Lowrie & Kenneally 1997

Stylidium perizostera is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the genus Stylidium (family Stylidiaceae). It is an annual plant that grows from 5 to 11 cm tall. The linear leaves, about 8-12 per plant, are mostly in terminal rosettes but with some scattered along the elongate, glabrous stem. The leaves are around 7.5 mm long and 0.4-0.7 mm wide. Petioles are absent. This species produces 1-10 scapes per plant. Inflorescences are around 9 cm long and produce a single white, yellow, and orange flower. S. perizostera is endemic to the Kimberley region in Western Australia and ranges from the Mitchell Plateau to Bigge Island. Its habitat is recorded as being near sandstone outcrops in drainage lines.[2]

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  1. ^ "Stylidium perizostera". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ Bean, A.R. (2000). A revision of Stylidium subg. Andersonia (R.Br. ex G.Don) Mildbr. (Stylidiaceae). Austrobaileya 5(4): 589-649.