Philotheca buxifolia subsp. obovata (G.Don) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Eriostemon buxifolius subsp. obovatus (G.Don) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Small shrub to 0.3 m high; stems terete, ribbed, finely bristly.
Leaves obovate, 6–18 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, mostly glabrous, apex rounded and apiculate, base cuneate, margins strongly glandular-crenate, upper surface ± flat to concave and smooth, lower surface keeled and glandular; sessile.
Flowers axillary, solitary, not exceeding the leaf; peduncle 0–2 mm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long, sparsely and finely bristly, with 4 small bracteoles at base. Petals broad-elliptic, 8–15 mm long, white (to pink outside in bud), glabrous, sparsely glandular on thickened keel.
Cocci erect or slightly divaricate, c. 7 mm long, beak c. 3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in the Mangrove Creek-Gosford to Sydney district and near Ulladulla.
Grows in heath on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
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