Common name: Box-leaf Waxflower
Philotheca buxifolia subsp. buxifolia (Sm.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Eriostemon buxifolius subsp. buxifolius Sm. APNI*
Eriostemon buxifolia APNI*
Eriostemon buxifolius Sm. APNI*
Description: Small shrub to 0.3 m high; stems terete, ribbed, finely bristly.
Leaves circular to broad-elliptic, 6–18 mm long, 3.5–12 mm wide, mostly glabrous and smooth, apex rounded and apiculate, base cordate, upper surface ± flat to concave, lower surface keeled, margins entire; sessile.
Flowers axillary, solitary, not exceeding the leaf; peduncle 0–2 mm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long, glabrous or rarely 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: Chiefly in the Sydney district.
Grows in heath on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
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