|Notice the unripe fruit top centre of picture|
Common name: Five Corners
[Note: In The Pilliga, Styphelia triflora Group B and Styphelia triflora Subsp. Group D are recorded. I do not have the knowledge to separate these subspecies or identify them.]
Flowers: Styphelia triflora is generally recorded as having pink to red flowers, however, the ones I have seen are greenish-cream. The long, slender tubular flower has a hairy interior, with 5 lobes recurved tightly, and 5 protruding stamens. Single flowers grow from leaf axils. The fruit is ovoid and 6 to 8mm long. Flowering period is mainly Jun to Oct.
Leaves: Erect, alternate, crowded, 3 to 8mm wide, up to 3cm long, tapering to a sharp tip.
Habit and habitat: Styphelia triflora is an erect shrub up to 2mt tall (but generally smaller) growing in dry Callitris/Acacia open woodland and heath. I've seen this plant growing on open roadsides at the edge of forest on sandy soil.
|Crowded alternate leaves, single flower buds in leaf axils|
|Habit and habitat of Styphelia triflora|