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Philotheca buxifolia (Sm.) Paul G.Wilson subsp. buxifolia Family Rutaceae
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.

Flowering: winter–spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly in the Sydney district.

Grows in heath on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: CC
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & G.J.Harden
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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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