Greek 'prosthece' an appendage, 'anthera' anther, refers to the spur-like part of the anther. Behriana named after Hermann H. Behr (1818-1904), a German-American doctor, entomologist and botanist, who collected in South Australia.
Distribution and status
Grows in heathlands in sandy soils and woodland in loamy soils. Native.
Herbarium regions: Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern, Green Adelaide
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Erect to straggling shrub, 1-2.5 m high. Leaves light-green, sparsely to densely hairy, 9-26mm long, 2-6mm wide, lamina obovate to narrowly ovate. Inflorescence raceme-like on leafy branches, corolla distinctly 2-lipped, 5-lobed, purple-white with distinct brown-red dots in the throat. Flowering July - January. Fruits are fruiting calyx not enlarged; mericarps 2-3 mm long
Seed collection and propagation
Collect seeds between November and December.
|Location||No. of seeds|
|22,500 (34.37 g)|
22,500 (34.37 g)
|BGA||1,800 (3.42 g)||8-Dec-2010||DJD2062|