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Genus Brachyloma Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae

Description: Erect, compact or more diffuse shrubs.

Leaves erect or suberect, ± flat, sessile or petiolate.

Flowers axillary, usually solitary or sometimes up to 3 or 4 in spikes, shortly pedunculate; bracts leaf-like, caducous or small and persistent below the 2 bracteoles. Sepals 5. Corolla tube usually exceeding sepals, glabrous outside, inside with reflexed hairs at throat or 5 tufts of long hairs reflexed into tube; lobes spreading, papillose inside, imbricate in bud. Stamens with short filaments inserted near top of corolla tube, attached to anthers near apex, anthers visible in throat. Nectary annular. Ovary 4–10-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; style short, cylindrical; stigma lobed.

Fruit a drupe, with pulpy mesocarp.

Distribution and occurrence: World: 7 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all States except N.T.

Text by J. M. Powell & R. Makinson
Taxon concept:

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Brachyloma saxicola

 Key to the species 
1Leaves ovate, obovate or more or less circular with more or less obtuse apex and small callus, distinctly petiolateBrachyloma daphnoides
Leaves narrow-oblong or oblong-obovate with more or less acute apex and finely mucronate tip, more or less sessileBrachyloma scortechinii

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