Dwarf Aphelia
Adelaide Hills
Dwarf Aphelia
Flower, edge
Dwarf Aphelia (Aphelia pumilio)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Grasses & Sedges (Poales)
Family: Small Herb (Centrolepidaceae)
Species: Dwarf Aphelia (Aphelia pumilio)
This Photo:     Flower, face on

Thank you Peri Coleman for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
A strange little plant with petalless flowers. Not much larger than moss, the top of the flowers stand at ~10mm, with leaves around 20mm long. The flowers are a fan shape array of bracts.

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.