Brunia albiflora E.


A slightly hairy shrublet. Leaves linear-lanceolate, mostly less than 1.5 cm long, the tips curving upwards. Flowers in dense, round, creamy white heads to about 2 cm wide, the calyx lobes spiny; autumn. Ovary with 2 styles and 1 ovule in each of the 2 chambers.

SWand S Cape of S Africa

A popular florists' flower.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Bruniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Bruniales
family       Bruniaceae
genus        Brunia Lam.