Common name: Tantoon
Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. cismontanum Joy Thomps. APNI*
Description: Shrub or tree 1–4 m high.
Leaves with margins tending to recurve, not or rarely stiff in texture, lower surface usually paler, apex acute or obtuse. Leaves usually obtuse and c. 8–10 mm long (longer in a riparian form) and 2 mm wide, usually a characteristic dull grey-green colour, elliptic to obovate, apex rounded with an umbo, recurved, glabrous, dull grey-green, lower paler.
Flowers c. 10 mm diam., white. Hypanthium 2.5–3 mm long sepals 1.5–2 mm long.
Fruit 5–7 mm diam.
Flowering: Flowers September–October
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in dry sclerophyll forest, especially on sandstone; north from Gosford district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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