Common name: Tantoon
Leptospermum polygalifolium subsp. transmontanum Joy Thomps. APNI*
Description: Leaves usually flat and rather stiff in texture with lower surface not conspicuously different, narrow, ± elliptic, usually 10–15 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, usually glabrous and light yellowish green; apex usually acute, almost pungent. Flowers 10–12 mm diam., greenish white or pink. Hypanthium 2.5–3 mm long. Sepals 1.5–2 mm long. Ovary 5-locular. Fruit 6–7 mm diam. Shrub 1–4 m high.
Flowering: Flowers August–January
Distribution and occurrence: In dry sclerophyll forest, usually in dry alluvial sand or along rocky water courses, north from the Hunter R. district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, ?CT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Thompson & V. Logan
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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