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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Asterales (224)

        Family: Asteraceae (223)(family description)

          Genus: Metalasia (1)

            Epithet: muricata (L.) R.Br. (3)

Synonyms: Gnaphalium fasciculatum Lam., Gnaphalium muricatum Thunb., Gnaphalium umbellatum Schrank, Helichrysum saturejifolium P.J.Bergius, Metalasia cristata DC., Metalasia cymosa Cass., Metalasia ericoides Sieber, Metalasia phylicoides D.Don, Metalasia umbellata Cass.

cristata => comb-like, crested

cymosa => bearing cymes, more or less flattened flower heads blooming from the middle out

muricata => full of rough, short, sharp points

umbellata => having the inflorescence in umbels or umbrella form

umbellatum => having the inflorescence in umbels or umbrella form


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: beige

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