Spiked Sourbush

Family: Santalaceae
Genus: Choretrum
Species: spicatum
Main Flower Colour: White


Shrub 1–2 m tall; branches erect. Stems finely striate, terete; flowering branchlets 1.5–2.5 mm diam., the internodes short. Leaves triangular, alternate, appressed, 1.5–2.5 mm long; apex weak, dry, recurved or variously twisted or abraded. Flowers solitary, often crowded; bracts similar to vegetative leaves, spreading; pedicels c. 0.5 mm long with 8–12 bracteoles, 4 of which are involucral. Flowers cylindrical. Tepals c. 1.5 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, white, closely appressed when dry. Stamens without appendages; anther lobes approximately equal. Drupe globose, 2–3 mm long.

Occurs on Kangaroo Is., in south-eastern S.A. and in western Vic.

Flowering start in August and ends in November.


The main flower colour is white.


http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/online-resources/flora/stddisplay.xsql?pnid=48197Created: 13 Nov 2014 - Stephen L (Clare) SA

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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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