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Lissanthe strigosa (Sm.) R.Br. subsp. strigosa Family Ericaceae
Subfamily Epacridoideae
Common name: Peach Heath

Lissanthe strigosa subsp. strigosa (Sm.) R.Br. APNI*

Description: Shrub, usually 15–70 cm high; branchlets hispidulous, rarely scabrous.

Leaves dense on branchlets (11–21 cm, mean 17.5) linear-subulate, 3.4–5.8 mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm wide; margins entire; upper surface flat or convex, lower surface usually with a single thick midrib and a groove on either side; tip 0.4–0.7 mm long; petiole 0.8–1.3 mm long.

Flowers erect, 5–9 together, white to pink; bracteoles 0.8–1.0 mm long. Sepals 0.8–1.1 mm long. Corolla tube urceolate, 1.9–3.2 mm long; lobes erect, 0.9–1.2 mm long, ± glabrous. Ovary 5–7-locular; style 2.6–3.1 mm long, pilose towards base.

Fruit depressed-globose, 2.5–2.9 mm long, white, pubescent, ± fleshy.


Illustration
C. Wardrop

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: August–November

Distribution and occurrence: Central Coast of N.S.W.

Fine light yellow-grey or orange-brown clayey soils that are probably subjected to periodic innundation and are poorly drained.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
AVH map***

Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Powell & Wiecek 1994


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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